Esselman Family History

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Esselman Name Meaning

German (Esselmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Essel near Bremen, meaning ‘swampy lowland’.

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

Similar surnames: Wesselman, Kesselman, Wesselmann, Inselman, Elleman, Hasselman

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Esselman Family Origin

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Esselman Family Occupations

What did your Esselman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bar Keeper and Cigarmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Esselman. The most common Esselman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Esselman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Esselman family was Graveyard Sexton.

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  • Farmer

  • Bar Keeper

  • Cigarmaker

  • Graveyard Sexton


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

Esselman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Esselman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esselman 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Esselman. 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 218 military records available for the last name Esselman. For the veterans among your Esselman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Esselman Life Expectancy

What is the average Esselman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Esselman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Esselman in 1944 was 62, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Esselman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Esselman 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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