Essner Family History

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Essner Name Meaning

German: probably a reduced form of Essener, a habitational name for someone from a place named Essen, of which there are several in northern Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Elsner, Wessner, Lessner, Meissner, Lesser, Essler, Easter, Rasner

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Essner Family Origin

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Essner Family Occupations

What did your Essner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Essner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Essner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Essner family was Oil Well Tool Dresser. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Essner.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Oil Well Tool Dresser


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

Essner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Essner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essner 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Essner. 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 542 military records available for the last name Essner. For the veterans among your Essner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Essner Life Expectancy

What is the average Essner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Essner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Essner in 1958 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Essner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Essner 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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