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Origins of the Emery surname

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About the Emerys

We have a total number of 78666 records for people with the last name Emery.

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Where do most Emerys live?

In 1921, most Emerys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Emerys

How common is your surname?

705th most common surname in the UK

We have 67,700 records for the Emery surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Emerys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Emery first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Emerys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Emerys in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Emerys in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer




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