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Esse Family History

Esse Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named with Old Norse æsin ‘hill’ + vin ‘meadow’. German: unexplained. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Espe, Jesse, Essex, Fosse, Else, Ess, Essen, Esser, Kessel, Hessey

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Where is the Esse family from?

You can see how Esse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Esse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Esse families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Esse's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Esse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Esse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Esse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Esse. 100% of Esse men worked as a 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Esse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esse 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 542 immigration records available for the last name Esse. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Esse. For the veterans among your Esse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esse lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Esse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Esse in 1961 was 44, and 96 in 2004.

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