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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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Where is the Pemberton family from?

You can see how Pemberton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pemberton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pemberton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 29 Pemberton families living in Kentucky. This was about 17% of all the recorded Pemberton's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Pemberton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pemberton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pemberton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pemberton. 18% of Pemberton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Pemberton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pemberton were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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