Emslie Family History

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Emslie Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeen): evidently a habitational name, probably from an unidentified place named with the Old English elements elm ‘elm’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, with an intrusive -s-. There are places called Elmley in Kent and Worcestershire.

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

Similar surnames: Leslie, Empie, Elzie, Molin, Enslow, Templin, Mabie, Ems, Milne

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Emslie Family Origin

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Emslie Family Occupations

What did your Emslie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Emslie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Emslie's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emslie. A less common occupation for the Emslie family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Carpenter


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Emslie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Emslie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emslie 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Emslie. 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 Emslie. For the veterans among your Emslie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emslie Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Emslie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Emslie in 1958 was 48, and 77 in 2003.

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