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Esche Name Meaning

German: variant of Esch or habitational name from Esche in northwest Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Escher, Esch, Eschen, Eiche, Wesche, Asche, Buche, Asch, Eichen, Esse

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Where is the Esche family from?

You can see how Esche families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esche family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Esche families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Esche families living in New Brunswick. This was about 67% of all the recorded Esche's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Esche families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Esche surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Esche ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Esche. 52% of Esche men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Esche women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esche were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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
    52%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Secretary
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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What Esche family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Esche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esche 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Esche. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Esche. For the veterans among your Esche ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esche lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Esche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Esche in 1953 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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