Emery

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emery

"Emery" is a name of English origin, and it means "Work ruler". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Em"er*y
Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum.

Etymology: F. émeri, earlier émeril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. �, �, �, cf. � to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. Emeril

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
Wiktionary

From medieval Germanic personal names, either a variant of Amory, from Amalric, Proto-Germanic *amal (“vigor, bravery”) + rīhhi (“ruler”), or of Henry, from Heimrich, from heim (“home”) + rīhhi (“ruler”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, today often transferred back from the surname.
  3. A female given name used in the 2000s, also associated with the mineral emery.
  4. A city in South Dakota.
  5. A town in Utah.
  6. A town in Wisconsin.

Notable Persons Named Emery

Emery Roth was an architect. Emery was born in 1871 in Sečovce. He breathed his last breath on August 20th, 1948.

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Emery Molyneux was a maker of globes, mathematical instruments, ordnance, mathematical instrument, weapon, and mathematical instruments andordnance. Emery was born Emery Molyneux in 16. Emery is also known as Emerius Mulleneux (Latin), Emmerie Molineux, Mulleneux, Emerius (Latin); Molineux, and Emmerie. He passed away in 1598.

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Emery N. Brown is a in the fields of neuroscience, systems neuroscience, statistics, and anesthesiology.

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Emery Welshman is a soccer player for the Real Salt Lake, League1 Ontario, Siena Saints, Oregon State Beavers men's soccer, Portland Timbers U23s, Toronto FC, Real Monarchs, and Guyana national football team. Emery was born on November 9th, 1991 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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Emery was born on November 13th, 1937. Emery is also known as E. K. Hunt.

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Emery Moorehead is a football player. He was most prominent from 1977 to 1988. Emery was born on March 22nd, 1954 in Evanston, Illinois.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emery

Linda was given the name Linda C. Emery on March 21st, 1945 in Everett, Washington, U.S.

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Unai Emery is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC, Real Sociedad B, Real Sociedad, CD Toledo, Racing de Ferrol, CD Leganés, and Lorca Deportiva CF. Unai was born on November 3rd, 1971 in Hondarribia.

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Stephen Moyer is an actor and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Stephen was given the name Stephen John Emery on October 11th, 1969 in Brentwood, Essex. Stephen is also known as Emery and Stephen John.

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Ann was born on March 12th, 1930. Ann is also known as Annie.

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Gideon Emery is an actor, voice actor, singer, and voice acting. He was most active from 1994 to present. Gideon was born on September 12th, 1972 in Windsor, Berkshire.

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Julie Ann Emery is an actress. Julie was born on January 16th, 1975 in Crossville, Tennessee, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Emery in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 52 0 52
1881 53 0 53
1882 53 0 53
1883 43 0 43
1884 51 0 51
1885 41 0 41
1886 44 0 44
1887 33 0 33
1888 37 0 37
1889 42 0 42
1890 34 0 34
1891 37 0 37
1892 48 0 48
1893 51 0 51
1894 40 0 40
1895 37 0 37
1896 41 0 41
1897 45 0 45
1898 48 0 48
1899 38 0 38
1900 42 0 42
1901 35 0 35
1902 39 0 39
1903 35 0 35
1904 30 0 30
1905 45 0 45
1906 39 5 34
1907 43 0 43
1908 48 0 48
1909 47 0 47
1910 55 0 55
1911 70 0 70
1912 137 0 137
1913 171 0 171
1914 211 0 211
1915 274 0 274
1916 266 0 266
1917 292 5 287
1918 278 6 272
1919 304 0 304
1920 288 5 283
1921 292 0 292
1922 282 6 276
1923 255 7 248
1924 268 0 268
1925 254 5 249
1926 229 6 223
1927 226 6 220
1928 233 5 228
1929 214 6 208
1930 194 0 194
1931 177 0 177
1932 163 0 163
1933 161 0 161
1934 178 0 178
1935 181 0 181
1936 143 0 143
1937 141 0 141
1938 163 6 157
1939 168 6 162
1940 144 0 144
1941 151 0 151
1942 166 5 161
1943 131 0 131
1944 111 0 111
1945 121 0 121
1946 121 0 121
1947 144 0 144
1948 142 0 142
1949 142 5 137
1950 128 0 128
1951 146 0 146
1952 139 0 139
1953 123 0 123
1954 129 0 129
1955 130 0 130
1956 147 0 147
1957 136 9 127
1958 99 0 99
1959 111 5 106
1960 151 7 144
1961 121 0 121
1962 150 5 145
1963 121 0 121
1964 125 0 125
1965 107 0 107
1966 81 0 81
1967 70 0 70
1968 90 0 90
1969 91 0 91
1970 68 0 68
1971 78 0 78
1972 77 5 72
1973 81 0 81
1974 72 13 59
1975 82 6 76
1976 73 0 73
1977 81 9 72
1978 75 11 64
1979 102 11 91
1980 73 8 65
1981 93 11 82
1982 94 12 82
1983 90 19 71
1984 85 17 68
1985 95 19 76
1986 98 20 78
1987 106 20 86
1988 100 18 82
1989 108 27 81
1990 103 29 74
1991 102 26 76
1992 135 45 90
1993 113 39 74
1994 126 39 87
1995 127 47 80
1996 144 75 69
1997 151 71 80
1998 169 91 78
1999 188 109 79
2000 185 103 82
2001 192 106 86
2002 227 133 94
2003 277 155 122
2004 326 207 119
2005 485 318 167
2006 532 352 180
2007 724 520 204
2008 982 680 302
2009 1,266 974 292
2010 1,334 1,023 311
2011 1,494 1,172 322
2012 1,849 1,484 365
2013 1,988 1,673 315
2014 2,411 2,045 366
2015 2,739 2,416 323
2016 2,756 2,417 339
2017 2,983 2,682 301

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Popularity of Emery as a first name

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Popularity of Emery as a last name

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Common last names for Emery

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Nelson
  • Walker
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emery U.S.
  White 88.22% 64.26%
  African American 5.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emery

People with the last name Emery are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Emery

  • What name lists does Emery rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Emery? Emery is the 1,210th most popular name of all time. As a last name Emery was the 1,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emery have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,146 babies born with the first name Emery in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emery to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emery? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Emery first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emery is Wednesday, December 26th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Emery born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emery was in 2017 with a total of 2,682 babies. That's a lot of babies named Emery!
  • Random Emery Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emery ranks 53rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 63 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Emery: Your name in reverse order is Yreme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrmee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emery? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,839 people with the last name Emery.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emery? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Emery as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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