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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

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

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

Who were Emmersons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Thompsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Emmersons.

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
Dressmaker

146

General Servant Domestic

85

General Servant

60

Domestic Servant

54

Housekeeper

49

Common Male occupations for Emmersons in 1921
Coal Miner

252

Agricultural Labourer

116

Farmer

90

General Labourer

87

Joiner

78

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