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Von Essen Name Meaning

German (von Essen): habitational name for someone from the city of Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia or possibly from a similarly named place in Lower Saxony formed with the preposition von ‘from’.

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

Similar surnames: Van Essen, Van Deusen, Hessen, Van Dusen, Von Eschen, Von Ruden

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Where is the Von Essen family from?

You can see how Von Essen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Von Essen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Von Essen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Von Essen families living in Michigan. This was about 37% of all the recorded Von Essen's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Von Essen families in 1880.
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Census Records

There are 561 census records available for the last name Von Essen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Von Essen 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 497 immigration records available for the last name Von Essen. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Von Essen. For the veterans among your Von Essen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Von Essen lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Von Essen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Von Essen in 1967 was 83, and 49 in 2004.

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