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Origins of the Emmerson surname

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About the Emmersons

We have a total number of 31736 records for people with the last name Emmerson.

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Where do most Emmersons live?

In 1921, most Emmersons lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Emmersons

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We have 28,700 records for the Emmerson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Emmersons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Emmerson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Emmersons

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

Common Female occupations for Emmersons in 1921


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Emmersons in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer




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