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Ems Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Hees, Eis, Ess, Els, Aas, Rees, Remes, Ambs, Bess, Emm

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Where is the Ems family from?

You can see how Ems families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ems family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ems families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Ems families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ems's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ems families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ems surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ems ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ems. 29% of Ems men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Ems women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ems were Manager and Housekeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Laundress
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ems. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ems census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 423 immigration records available for the last name Ems. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ems. For the veterans among your Ems ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ems lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ems in 1950 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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