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Empson Surname Meaning

English:: metronymic meaning ‘son of Emma’ from the Middle English female personal name Em(e) Emme (see Imm ) + -son. shortened form of Emerson . The two names were no doubt confused and it is possible that the reverse process sometimes occurred whereby Em(m)erson was an altered form of Emmeson i.e. Em(p)son.

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

Similar surnames: Emison, Impson, Edson, Edison, Mapson, Ipson, Kempson, Lipson, Eidson

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Where is the Empson family from?

You can see how Empson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Empson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Empson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Empson families living in Manitoba. This was about 28% of all the recorded Empson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Empson families in 1911.
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What did your Empson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Empson. 65% of Empson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Drover
  • Laborer
  • Rentier
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Empson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Empson. For the veterans among your Empson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Empson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Empson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Empson in 1951 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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