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Easterling Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Oesterling or Dutch Oosterling (see Osterling ) cognates of 2 below. English: from Middle English ester(n) ‘pertaining to the east eastern’ + the suffix -ling. The name was originally used to denote someone from eastern Germany or the Baltic coasts and was in use in England as early as 125

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

Similar surnames: Easterlin, Esterline, Osterling, Stelling, Easterly, Enterline

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Where is the Easterling family from?

You can see how Easterling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Easterling family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Easterling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Easterling family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Easterling's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Easterling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Easterling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Easterling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Easterling. 36% of Easterling men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Easterling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Easterling were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Farmer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Easterling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Easterling 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Easterling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Easterling. For the veterans among your Easterling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Easterling lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Easterling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Easterling in 1943 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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