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Easter Family History

Easter Name Meaning

English: from Middle English estre ‘sheepfold’ (Old English ēowestre). The surname may be topographic denoting someone who lived by or worked at a sheepfold or habitational from Good or High Easter (Essex) named from this word. English: from the Middle English word ester ‘easter’ (Old English Ēastre) used as a personal name for someone who had some connection with the festival of Easter such as being born or baptized at that time. Compare Pascall . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Oster .

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


Similar surnames: Master, Eastep, Elster, Aster, Paster, Laster, Casler, Kaster, Ester

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Where is the Easter family from?

You can see how Easter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Easter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Easter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Easter families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Easter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Easter families in 1840.
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What did your Easter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Easter. 25% of Easter men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Easter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Easter were Carpenter and Cook. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Easter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Easter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Easter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Easter. For the veterans among your Easter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Easter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Easter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Easter in 1944 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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