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Esser Family History

Esser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a wheelwright or cartmaker from Middle Low German asse ‘axle’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant of Essner . English: from the Middle English personal name Asser Atser (Old Norse Ǫzurr Azur probably from Scandinavian Antswarur ‘answerer’) also in use among Normans in Normandy which may explain its occurrence in post-Conquest England outside the former Danelaw counties.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Esler, Messer, Tesser, Nesser, Esper, Lesser, Ester, Besser, Hesser

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Where is the Esser family from?

You can see how Esser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Esser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Esser families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Esser's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Esser families in 1911.
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What did your Esser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Esser. 100% of Esser men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Esser women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Esser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esser 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Esser. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Esser. For the veterans among your Esser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esser lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Esser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Esser in 1951 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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