Essner Family History

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Essner Name Meaning

German: probably a reduced form of Essener, a habitational name for someone from a place named Essen, of which there are several in northern Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Elsner, Wessner, Lessner, Meissner, Lesser, Essler, Easter, Rasner

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Essner Family Origin

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Essner Family Occupations

What did your Essner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Essner. 24% of Essner men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Essner women worked as a Bookeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Essner were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Essner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Essner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essner 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Essner. 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 542 military records available for the last name Essner. For the veterans among your Essner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Essner Life Expectancy

What is the average Essner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Essner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Essner in 1958 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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