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Emer Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail bucket’.

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


Similar surnames: Remer, Eber, Emmer, Ber, Lemer, Ewer, Emter, Remes, Emery, Emler

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Where is the Emer family from?

You can see how Emer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Emer families living in Manitoba. This was about 41% of all the recorded Emer's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Emer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emer. 32% of Emer men worked as a Laborer and 58% of Emer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emer were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    58%
  • Housewife
    43%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Emer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emer 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Emer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Emer. For the veterans among your Emer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Emer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Emer in 1964 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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