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Ester Name Meaning

German: perhaps a topographic name from Middle High German ezzisch ‘seed field’ + tor ‘gate’. Jewish: variant of Esther . English: variant of Easter . Dutch: probably from an ancient Germanic personal name Latinized as Astharus (see Esters ). Altered form of Swedish Öster (see Oster ).

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

Similar surnames: Oster, Wester, Esper, Etter, Nester, Vester, Hester, Esler, Pester

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Where is the Ester family from?

You can see how Ester families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ester family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ester families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Ester families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Ester's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ester families in 1911.
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What did your Ester ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ester. 40% of Ester men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ester women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Ester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ester 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ester. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ester. For the veterans among your Ester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ester lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ester in 1953 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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