Esper Family History

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Esper Name Meaning

German: most likely a topographic name for a personal who lived by or owned an area of pasture, from Middle High German esban, espan ‘pasture’ (Bavarian and Swabian Espan). North German and Danish: variant of Jesper, Low German and Danish form of Kaspar.

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

Similar surnames: Espey, Ester, Espe, Esser, Asper, Esler, Tepper, Pepper, Keser

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Esper Family Origin

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Esper Family Occupations

What did your Esper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Esper. 20% of Esper men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Esper women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esper were Salesman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Esper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Esper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 728 immigration records available for the last name Esper. 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 Card

There are 719 military records available for the last name Esper. For the veterans among your Esper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Esper Life Expectancy

What is the average Esper lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Esper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Esper in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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