Essenburg Family History

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Essenburg Name Meaning

Of Dutch or German origin, a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Dutch Essenbroek, named as ‘the marsh (Dutch broek) where the ash trees grow’. In the U.S. this name is found chiefly in MI.

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

Similar surnames: Rodenburg, Eisenberg, Eschenburg, Westenberg, Rosenberg, Hanenburg

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Essenburg Family Origin

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Essenburg Family Occupations

What did your Essenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Essenburg. The most common Essenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Essenburg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Essenburg family was Works In Tannery.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Tannery


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

Essenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 779 census records available for the last name Essenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essenburg 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 61 immigration records available for the last name Essenburg. 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 74 military records available for the last name Essenburg. For the veterans among your Essenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Essenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Essenburg lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Essenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Essenburg in 1960 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Essenburg 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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