Essen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Essen, for example in the Ruhr.

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


Similar surnames: Nessen, Jessen, Elsen, Hessen, Esson, Esse, Gassen, Tessin, Olsen

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Essen Family Origin

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Essen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Baker

    8%
  • Bartender

    8%
  • Farming

    8%

In 1880, the most common Essen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Essen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Essen family was Farming. Farmer, Baker and Bartender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Essen.

Source: Census data for Essen | Data not to scale

Essen Historical Records

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Essen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Essen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Essen in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Essen

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