Emily Family History

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Emily Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Swiss German Emele, a variant of Emel. English: variant of Emley.

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

Similar surnames: Emley, Emling, Smiley, Ehly, Milk, Egly, Early, Ealy, Remaly, Ely

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Emily Family Origin

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Emily Family Occupations

What did your Emily ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emily. 26% of Emily men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Emily women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emily were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Emily Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Emily. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emily 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Emily. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Emily. For the veterans among your Emily ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emily Life Expectancy

What is the average Emily lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Emily life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Emily in 1957 was 59, and 66 in 2004.

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