Essig Family History

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Essig Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of wine vinegar, from Middle High German ezzich ‘vinegar’.

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

Similar surnames: Messing, Jessie, Esser, Hassig, Reissig, Haessig, Muessig, Laessig

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Essig Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Essig name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Essig. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Essig Family Origin

Where is the Essig family from?

Essig Family Occupations

What did your Essig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Essig occupation in Canada was File Cutter. 100% of Essig's were File Cutters.

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  • File Cutter


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

Essig Historical Records

What Essig family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Essig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essig 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Essig. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Essig. For the veterans among your Essig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Essig Life Expectancy

What is the average Essig lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Essig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Essig in 1953 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Essig 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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