Esser Family History

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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: perhaps a variant of Asser, itself a variant of Asher.

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

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

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Esser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Esser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Esser. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Esser Family Origin

Where is the Esser family from?

Esser Family Occupations

What did your Esser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Esser occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Esser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Esser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Esser Historical Records

What Esser family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Esser Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Esser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Esser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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