Empey Family History

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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

What did your Empey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%

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

Empey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Empey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Empey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Empey. 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 Empey. For the veterans among your Empey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Empey Life Expectancy

What is the average Empey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Empey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Empey 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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