Emma Family History

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Emma Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): apparently from the female personal name Emma (see Emm).

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

Similar surnames: Emm, Demma, Emmi, Gemma, Lemma, Alma, Femia, Lemme, Imm, Emme

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Emma Family Origin

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Emma Family Occupations

What did your Emma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Emma family was Lawyer. The most common Emma occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Emma's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Layer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emma.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Layer

  • Keeping House

  • Lawyer


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Emma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Emma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emma 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Emma. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Emma. For the veterans among your Emma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emma Life Expectancy

What is the average Emma lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Emma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Emma in 1958 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emma 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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