Empey Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Impey, from any of various minor places named with Old English imp ‘young tree’, ‘sapling’ + (ge)hæg or haga ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Emley, Exley, Semper, Epley, Rampey, Espe, Eavey, Kemper, Wimpey

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Empey Family Origin

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Empey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Empey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Empey's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Empey. A less common occupation for the Empey family was Going To School.

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Empey Historical Records

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Empey Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Empey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Empey in 1953 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Empey

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