Emison Family History

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Emison Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Emmison, a metronymic from Emmett. This name is found chiefly in TN. Jewish (American): Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Eison, Faison, Elson, Lewison, Empson, Elison, Benison, Esson, Ellson

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Emison Family Origin

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Emison Family Occupations

What did your Emison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Emison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Emison's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Emison family was Clerk In Custom House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emison.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keep House

  • Clerk In Custom House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Emison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Emison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Emison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 268 immigration records available for the last name Emison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 399 military records available for the last name Emison. For the veterans among your Emison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emison Life Expectancy

What is the average Emison lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Emison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Emison in 1962 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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