Emley Family History

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Emley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English male personal name Em(m)a (which has nothing to do with the modern girl’s name) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Altered spelling of German Emler or Emele (see Emel).

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

Similar surnames: Exley, Empey, Utley, Epley, Betley, Coley, Pedley, Emler, Eley, Apley

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Emley Family Origin

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Emley Family Occupations

What did your Emley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Emley occupation in the UK was Agriculture Laborer. 11% of Emley's were Agriculture Laborers. Agriculture Laborer, Annuitant and Corn Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Emley. A less common occupation for the Emley family was Hotel Waiter.

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  • Agriculture Laborer

  • Annuitant

  • Corn Miller

  • Hotel Waiter


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

Emley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Emley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emley 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Emley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Emley. For the veterans among your Emley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emley Life Expectancy

What is the average Emley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Emley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Emley in 1952 was 19, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Emley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Emley 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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