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Emmert Family History

Emmert Name Meaning

variant of Emmer. from the Germanic personal name Ehmhard, composed of the elements irmin ‘all encompassing’ + hard ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Hemmert, Ehlert, Eckert, Ebert, Eisert, Eilert, Remmert, Emmett

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Where is the Emmert family from?

You can see how Emmert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emmert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Emmert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Emmert families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Emmert's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Emmert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emmert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emmert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emmert. 22% of Emmert men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Emmert women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emmert were Truck Driver 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
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Emmert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emmert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Emmert. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Emmert. For the veterans among your Emmert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emmert lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Emmert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Emmert in 1951 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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