Emter Family History

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Emter Name Meaning

German: variant of Empter, an occupational name for a farmer who took a second cut of hay from a field in a single season, from German Öhmt, Empte, ‘the second cut of hay’.

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


Similar surnames: Ester, Emmer, Etter, Enter, Elter, Kemper, Esser, Emler, Water

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Emter Family Origin

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Emter Family Occupations

What did your Emter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emter. 58% of Emter men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Emter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emter were Auto Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Auto Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Maid
    34%

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

Emter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 480 census records available for the last name Emter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emter 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 73 immigration records available for the last name Emter. 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 172 military records available for the last name Emter. For the veterans among your Emter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emter Life Expectancy

What is the average Emter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Emter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Emter in 1964 was 85, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emter 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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