Empey Family History

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Empey Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Impey, from any of various minor places named with Old English imp ‘young tree’, ‘sapling’ + (ge)hæg or haga ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Emley, Exley, Semper, Epley, Rampey, Espe, Eavey, Kemper, Wimpey

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Empey Family Origin

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Empey Family Occupations

What did your Empey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Engineer (agricultor Electrotyper) and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Empey. 34% of Empey men worked as an Electrical Engineer (agricultor Electrotyper) and 43% of Empey women worked as a Private Means. Some less common occupations for Americans named Empey were Motor Driver and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Engineer (agricultor Electrotyper)
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Helplass Invalid
  • Nurse

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

Empey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Empey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Empey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Empey. 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 Empey. For the veterans among your Empey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Empey Life Expectancy

What is the average Empey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Empey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Empey in 1953 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Empey

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