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Emme Family History

Emme Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from the personal name Emme, of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Temme, Remme, Lemme, Emm, Emde, Demme, Gemme, Emmer, Kemme, Emma

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Where is the Emme family from?

You can see how Emme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emme families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Emme family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Emme's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Emme families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emme. 32% of Emme men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Emme women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emme were Machinist and New Worker.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Emme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emme 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 570 immigration records available for the last name Emme. 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 571 military records available for the last name Emme. For the veterans among your Emme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emme lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Emme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Emme in 1963 was 80, and 72 in 2004.

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