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Emter Name Meaning

German: variant of Empter, an occupational name for a farmer who took a second cut of hay from a field in a single season, from German Öhmt, Empte, ‘the second cut of hay’.

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


Similar surnames: Ester, Emmer, Etter, Enter, Elter, Kemper, Esser, Emler, Water

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Where is the Emter family from?

You can see how Emter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Emter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Emter families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Emter's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Emter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Emter. 75% of Emter men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    75%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 480 census records available for the last name Emter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emter 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 73 immigration records available for the last name Emter. 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 172 military records available for the last name Emter. For the veterans among your Emter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Emter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Emter in 1964 was 85, and 83 in 2004.

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