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Eschen Family History

Eschen Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name from Eschen near Bayreuth, of which the original form was Middle High German ze den eschen ‘at the ash trees’ (from the dative plural of esch ‘ash’).

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


Similar surnames: Eichen, Escher, Esch, Ascher, Esche, Hoeschen, Eischen, Eicher

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Where is the Eschen family from?

You can see how Eschen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eschen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Eschen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Eschen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 32% of all the recorded Eschen's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Eschen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eschen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eschen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eschen. 25% of Eschen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Eschen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eschen were Laborer and Farmer.

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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
    25%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housekeeping
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Eschen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eschen 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 791 immigration records available for the last name Eschen. 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 904 military records available for the last name Eschen. For the veterans among your Eschen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eschen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Eschen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Eschen in 1958 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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