What does Emerson mean?

Definitions for Emerson
ˈɛm ər sənemer·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emersonnoun

    United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)


  1. Emersonnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Emersonnoun

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer.


  1. emerson

    Emerson is primarily recognized as a surname of British origin, derived from the name "Emery" or "Emory". It is also used as a male first name. Additionally, it is known for its connection to Ralph Waldo Emerson, a notable American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet during the mid-19th century, who led the transcendentalist movement. Furthermore, Emerson can also refer to Emerson Electric Co., an American multinational corporation that manufactures and sells electrical equipment and services.


  1. Emerson

    Emerson is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It has existed since 1879, when it was created by redistribution. It is located in the southeastern corner of the province. It is bordered to the north by Carman, Morris, Steinbach and La Verendrye, to the west by Pembina, to the east by the province of Ontario and to the south by the American state of North Dakota. The riding includes the communities/municipalities of Emerson, Altona, Dominion City, Rhineland, Gretna, Woodridge and St. Jean Baptiste. The riding's population in 1996 was 19,006. As of 1999, the average family income was $42,863, and the unemployment rate was 5.90%. Agriculture accounts for 24% of the riding's industry, followed by manufacturing at 16%. Over 27% of Emerson's residents have less than a Grade Nine education. Emerson is an ethnically diverse riding, with only 51% of its residents listing English as their mother tongue. 26% of the riding's residents list themselves as either German, French, Ukrainian, Polish or Mennonite, while a further 5% are aboriginal. The riding has generally been safe for the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba since 1969, although the New Democratic Party of Manitoba won it in 1973.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Emerson is ranked #1145 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Emerson surname appeared 30,702 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Emerson.

    84.8% or 26,045 total occurrences were White.
    8.1% or 2,514 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 823 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 608 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 494 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 218 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emerson in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emerson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Emerson in a Sentence

  1. Greer Grammer:

    The next one in line is my 19-year-old, Mason, she’s in Emerson right now. She’s hoping to go forward in this world, maybe behind the camera more, I don’t know. She’s pretty much a film buff, but we’ll see what happens.

  2. Edward Guinan:

    Geothermal heating could support' life zones' under its surface, akin to subsurface lakes found in Antarctica, we note that the surface temperature on Jupiter's icy moon Europa is similar to Edward Emerson Barnard b, but because of tidal heating, Europa probably has liquid oceans under its icy surface.

  3. William Butler Yeats:

    For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson American essayist, lecturer and poet (1803-1882)

  4. Paul Butler:

    The star is named in honor of the great American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, who was a pioneer of stellar photography and astrometry, edward Emerson Barnard recognized that this star had the largest known proper motion a century ago.

  5. George Santayana:

    Write in your heart that this is the best day of your life . ralph waldo emerson

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