Eshleman Family History

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Eshleman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Äschlimann, Aeschlimann, of disputed origin; some authorities believe it to be a topographic name for someone living by a prominent ash tree, from Old High German asc ‘ash’; others derive it from Öschli, a pet form of the personal name Oswald.

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

Similar surnames: Aeschliman, Muhleman, Eshelman, Elfman, Sillman, Elleman, Eilerman

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Eshleman Family Origin

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Eshleman Family Occupations

What did your Eshleman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eshleman. A less common occupation for the Eshleman family was Retired Farmer. The most common Eshleman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Eshleman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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Eshleman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Eshleman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eshleman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 598 immigration records available for the last name Eshleman. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Eshleman. For the veterans among your Eshleman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eshleman Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eshleman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eshleman in 1944 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

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