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Esson Family History

Esson Surname Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): from a shortened and altered form of the Gaelic personal name Adamh (see Adam ). This surname was sometimes confused with 2 below. English and Scottish: variant of Easton although in some instances the Scottish surname may reflect the reverse process in which the name in 1 above has acquired an intrusive -t-. In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Essen . West African (Ghana): from a variant of the Akan personal name Ason denoting a seventh-born boy.

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


Similar surnames: Elson, Eason, Eison, Essen, Person, Edson, Ipson, Jason, Nessen

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Where is the Esson family from?

You can see how Esson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Esson families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 89 Esson families living in Ontario. This was about 72% of all the recorded Esson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Esson families in 1911.
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What did your Esson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Esson. 66% of Esson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Esson women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esson were Labourer and Saleslady. .

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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
    66%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Esson. For the veterans among your Esson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Esson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Esson in 1957 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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