Emerson Family History

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Emerson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery.

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

Similar surnames: Everson, Enerson, Merson, Emberson, Emerton, Enderson, Melson

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Emerson Family Origin

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Emerson Family Occupations

What did your Emerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Emerson. 43% of Emerson men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Emerson women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emerson were Farmers Son and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Emerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 199,000 census records available for the last name Emerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emerson 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Emerson. 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 Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Emerson. For the veterans among your Emerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emerson Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Emerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Emerson in 1942 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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