Esser Family History

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Esser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a wheelwright or cartmaker, from Middle Low German asse ‘axle’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant of Essner. English: perhaps a variant of Asser, itself a variant of Asher.

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


Similar surnames: Esler, Messer, Tesser, Nesser, Esper, Lesser, Ester, Besser, Hesser

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Esser Family Origin

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Esser Family Occupations

What did your Esser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Esser. 19% of Esser men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Esser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esser were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Esser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Esser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esser 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Esser. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Esser. For the veterans among your Esser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Esser Life Expectancy

What is the average Esser lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Esser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Esser in 1951 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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