Emery Family History

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Emery Name Meaning

English and French: from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans. There has been some confusion with Amory.

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

Similar surnames: Merry, Omer, Avery, Mory, Demory, Mery, Kemery, Lemery, Emler, Emmert

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Emery Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Emery name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Emery. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Emery Family Origin

Where is the Emery family from?

Emery Family Occupations

What did your Emery ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Emery family was Servant. The most common Emery occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Emery's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emery.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Merchant

  • Servant


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

Emery Historical Records

What Emery family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 290,000 census records available for the last name Emery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emery 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Emery. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Emery. For the veterans among your Emery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emery Life Expectancy

What is the average Emery lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Emery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Emery in 1942 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emery 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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