Esse Family History

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Esse Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named with Old Norse æsin ‘hill’ + vin ‘meadow’. German: unexplained. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Espe, Jesse, Essex, Fosse, Else, Ess, Essen, Esser, Kessel, Hessey

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Esse Family Origin

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Esse Family Occupations

What did your Esse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Esse. The most common Esse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Esse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Esse family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper


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

Esse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Esse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esse 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 542 immigration records available for the last name Esse. 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 Esse. For the veterans among your Esse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Esse Life Expectancy

What is the average Esse lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Esse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Esse in 1961 was 44, and 96 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Esse 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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