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Emm Family History

Emm Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Emm; this was the English form of Emma, which was a popular Norman name of Germanic origin, originally a short form of compound names formed with erm(en), irm(en) ‘entire’.

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

Similar surnames: Imm, Lemm, Emma, Elm, Ihm, Emmi, Lim, Emme, Ewy, Damm

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Where is the Emm family from?

You can see how Emm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emm families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Emm family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Emm's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Emm families in 1840.
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What did your Emm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emm. 40% of Emm men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Emm women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emm were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Painter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Emm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emm 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Emm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Emm. For the veterans among your Emm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emm lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Emm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Emm in 1959 was 46, and 61 in 2003.

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