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Esmay Name Meaning

Altered form of English Ismay .

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

Similar surnames: Osman, May, Say, Elman, Smay, Estey, Essary, Edman, Emma, Mesman

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Where is the Esmay family from?

You can see how Esmay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esmay family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Esmay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Esmay families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Esmay's in USA. New York had the highest population of Esmay families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Esmay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Esmay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Esmay. 34% of Esmay men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Esmay women worked as a New Worker. .

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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
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Esmay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esmay 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 70 immigration records available for the last name Esmay. 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 281 military records available for the last name Esmay. For the veterans among your Esmay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esmay lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Esmay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Esmay in 1956 was 52, and 93 in 2004.

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