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Emling Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names beginning with the Old High German element amal ‘capable brave eager’.

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


Similar surnames: Etling, Edling, Erling, Exline, Werling, Helling, Eglin, Berling

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Where is the Emling family from?

You can see how Emling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emling family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Emling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Emling family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Emling's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Emling families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emling. 17% of Emling men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Emling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emling were New Worker and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Labor
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Emling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 162 immigration records available for the last name Emling. 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 Cards

There are 372 military records available for the last name Emling. For the veterans among your Emling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Emling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Emling in 1957 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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