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Esch Family History

Esch Name Meaning
habitational name from any of several places named Esch, from Old High German asc ‘ash’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree.from Middle High German ezzisch ‘seeded field’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an area where grain was grown or perhaps a status name for someone who owned such land.

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

126,806 Historical Documents with Esch on Ancestry.com
40,505 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,479 Military Records
2,433 Immigration Records
10,584 Census and Voter Lists
68,805 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Esch Families

  • Number of Esch families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Esch families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Esch last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Esch census records

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Esch Family Origin

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Esch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Esch

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Esch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Esch census records

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Esch Civil War Service Records

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