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Emison Family History

Emison Surname Meaning

English: variant of Emmison a metronymic from Emmett . This surname is found mainly in TN. Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Eison, Faison, Elson, Lewison, Empson, Elison, Benison, Esson, Ellson

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Where is the Emison family from?

You can see how Emison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Emison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Emison families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 71% of all the recorded Emison's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Emison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Emison. 48% of Emison men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Emison women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emison were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Emison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emison 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Emison. 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 399 military records available for the last name Emison. For the veterans among your Emison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emison lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Emison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Emison in 1962 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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