Emmett Family History

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Emmett Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English pet form of the female personal name Emma, introduced into England from France by the Normans, among whom it was extremely popular. The name is of Germanic origin, probably originating as a hypocoristic form of women’s names with a first element ermin ‘entire’.

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


Similar surnames: Emmert, Ellett, Evett, Everett, Minett, Hammett, Jewett, Errett

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Emmett Family Origin

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Emmett Family Occupations

What did your Emmett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Emmett. 11% of Emmett men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Emmett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emmett were Cotton Weaver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%

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

Emmett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Emmett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emmett 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Emmett. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Emmett. For the veterans among your Emmett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Emmett Life Expectancy

What is the average Emmett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Emmett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Emmett in 1947 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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