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Origins of the Emmett surname

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About the Emmetts

We have a total number of 28388 records for people with the last name Emmett.

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Where do most Emmetts live?

In 1921, most Emmetts lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Emmetts

How common is your surname?

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

We have 24,600 records for the Emmett surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Emmetts most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Emmett first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Emmetts

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

Common Female occupations for Emmetts in 1921
Cotton Weaver

237

Laundress

90

Dressmaker

72

General Servant Domestic

53

Weaver

52

Common Male occupations for Emmetts in 1921
Cotton Weaver

143

General Labourer

101

Agricultural Labourer

86

Carpenter

64

Gardener

59

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