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Espe Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Espe or Espa, or a topographic name from Middle Low German espe ‘aspen’, Middle High German aspe. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse espi ‘aspen’.

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


Similar surnames: Espey, Esper, Hope, Esse, Elbe, Eike, Espy, Eide, Jesse, Ose

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Where is the Espe family from?

You can see how Espe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Espe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Espe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 52 Espe families living in Iowa. This was about 55% of all the recorded Espe's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Espe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Espe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Espe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Espe. 36% of Espe men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Espe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Espe were Mechanic and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Operator
    6%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Espe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Espe 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Espe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Espe. For the veterans among your Espe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Espe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Espe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Espe in 1957 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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