Emde Family History

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Emde Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from Emden in northwest Germany. South German: from Middle High German amad ‘second (grass) cut’, dialect emd, hence a nickname for the owner of a field or meadow suitable for a second harvest.

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

Similar surnames: Ende, Eide, Eder, Kade, Elbe, Else, Melde, Emme, Ede, Temme

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Emde Family Origin

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Emde Family Occupations

What did your Emde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emde. 22% of Emde men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Emde women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emde were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Maid
  • Sales Lady
  • Stenographer

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

Emde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Emde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emde 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 930 immigration records available for the last name Emde. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 893 military records available for the last name Emde. For the veterans among your Emde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emde Life Expectancy

What is the average Emde lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Emde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Emde in 1962 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emde 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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