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Ess Family History

Ess Name Meaning
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’.Swiss German: unexplained.

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

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8,998 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,744 Military Records
1,222 Immigration Records
10,548 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ess Families

  • Number of Ess families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ess families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ess families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ess census records

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Ess Family Origin

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Ess Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ess

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Ess Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ess census records

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Ess Civil War Service Records

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