Pemberton Family History

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Pemberton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester called Pemberton, from Celtic penn ‘hill’, ‘head’ + Old English bere ‘barley’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Emberton, Lamberton, Embleton, Netherton, Merton, Leverton, Pember

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Pemberton Family Origin

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Pemberton Family Occupations

What did your Pemberton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pemberton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Pemberton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pemberton. A less common occupation for the Pemberton family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pemberton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Pemberton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pemberton 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Pemberton. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Pemberton. For the veterans among your Pemberton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pemberton Life Expectancy

What is the average Pemberton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pemberton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pemberton in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pemberton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pemberton 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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