Empie Family History

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Empie Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Impey, from any of various minor places named with Old English imp ‘young tree’, ‘sapling’ + (ge)hæg or haga ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Empey, Elzie, Emslie, Temple, Espe, Smail, Emling, Semper, Hemple

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Empie Family Origin

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Empie Family Occupations

What did your Empie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Empie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Empie's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Empie. A less common occupation for the Empie family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Empie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Empie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Empie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Empie 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Empie. 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 506 military records available for the last name Empie. For the veterans among your Empie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Empie Life Expectancy

What is the average Empie lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Empie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Empie in 1959 was 54, and 74 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Empie 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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