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Esteve Name Meaning

Catalan and southern French (Estève): from the personal name Esteve, Catalan and Occitan vernacular form of Latin Stephanus (see Steven). In some cases, possibly Portuguese, an old variant of Estévão, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Steve, Esteves, Steven, Estevez, Estelle, Sieve, Esses, Estell

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Where is the Esteve family from?

You can see how Esteve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esteve family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Esteve families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Esteve families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Esteve's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Esteve families in 1840.
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What did your Esteve ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Esteve. 46% of Esteve men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Esteve women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esteve were Paper Hanger 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
  • Seaman
  • Painter
  • Paper Hanger

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Esteve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esteve 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Esteve. 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 172 military records available for the last name Esteve. For the veterans among your Esteve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esteve lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Esteve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Esteve in 1964 was 75, and 96 in 2004.

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