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Essig Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of wine vinegar from Middle High German ezzich ‘vinegar’.

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

Similar surnames: Messing, Jessie, Esser, Hassig, Reissig, Haessig, Muessig, Laessig

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Where is the Essig family from?

You can see how Essig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Essig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Essig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Essig families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Essig's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Essig families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Essig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Essig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Essig. 11% of Essig men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Essig women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Essig were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Essig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Essig. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Essig. For the veterans among your Essig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Essig lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Essig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Essig in 1953 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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