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Esterline Family History

Esterline Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Österlein or of its variant Esterlein: topographic name for someone whose home was to the east of a settlement from Middle High German ōster- ‘easterly’ + the hypocoristic suffix līn or a nickname for someone born at Easter from Middle High German ōster- ‘Easter’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Easterlin, Sterling, Enterline, Oesterling, Sheline, Sperling, Strine

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Where is the Esterline family from?

You can see how Esterline families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esterline family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Esterline families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Esterline families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Esterline's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Esterline families in 1840.
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What did your Esterline ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Esterline. 32% of Esterline men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Esterline women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esterline were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Esterline. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esterline 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 148 immigration records available for the last name Esterline. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Esterline. For the veterans among your Esterline ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esterline lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Esterline life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Esterline in 1951 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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