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Emminger Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Emming (Bavaria) or from either of two places in Württemberg named Emmingen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hemminger, Emfinger, Eminger, Remlinger, Ebinger, Ensinger, Ellinger

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Where is the Emminger family from?

You can see how Emminger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emminger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Emminger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Emminger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Emminger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Emminger families in 1840.
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What did your Emminger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emminger. 31% of Emminger men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Emminger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emminger were Salesman and Typist. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Emminger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emminger 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Emminger. 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 697 military records available for the last name Emminger. For the veterans among your Emminger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emminger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Emminger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Emminger in 1953 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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