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Eskes Family History

Eskes Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Eakes, Esses, Estes, Eskew, Eckes, Esker, Asker, Ecker, Berkes, Rokes

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Where is the Eskes family from?

You can see how Eskes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eskes family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Eskes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Eskes families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Eskes's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Eskes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eskes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eskes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Eskes. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 218 census records available for the last name Eskes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eskes 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 110 immigration records available for the last name Eskes. 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 43 military records available for the last name Eskes. For the veterans among your Eskes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eskes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Eskes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eskes in 1962 was 83, and 97 in 2004.

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