Espersen Family History

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Espersen Name Meaning

Danish: patronymic from the personal name Esper, from Old Norse Ásbjórn, a compound of áss ‘god’ + bj{o,}rn ‘bear’.

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

Similar surnames: Jespersen, Iversen, Aspenson, Enderson, Caspersen, Estenson, Evensen

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Espersen Family Origin

Where is the Espersen family from?

Espersen Family Occupations

What did your Espersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Espersen occupation in the USA was Shell Turner. 50% of Espersen's were Shell Turners. Shell Turner and Surveyor-Guide were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Espersen.

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  • Shell Turner

  • Surveyor-Guide


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Espersen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Espersen Historical Records

What Espersen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 766 census records available for the last name Espersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Espersen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Espersen

Passenger List

There are 492 immigration records available for the last name Espersen. 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 260 military records available for the last name Espersen. For the veterans among your Espersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Espersen Life Expectancy

What is the average Espersen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Espersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Espersen in 1963 was 83, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Espersen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Espersen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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