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Estep Family History

Estep Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Easthope (Shropshire) from Old English ēst ‘east eastern’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain but common in OH WV and VA.

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


Similar surnames: Estepp, Eastep, Ester, Esten, Estes, Estey, Esser, Estis, Bester

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Where is the Estep family from?

You can see how Estep families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Estep family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Estep families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Estep families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Estep's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Estep families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Estep surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Estep ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Estep. 23% of Estep men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Estep women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Estep were Farming and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Miner
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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What Estep family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Estep. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Estep 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 984 immigration records available for the last name Estep. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Estep. For the veterans among your Estep ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Estep lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Estep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Estep in 1942 was 37, and 67 in 2004.

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