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Esterly Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Esterle .

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

Similar surnames: Easterly, Fetterly, Stelly, Epperly, Overly, Eyerly, Messerly

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Where is the Esterly family from?

You can see how Esterly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Esterly family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Esterly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Esterly families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Esterly's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Esterly families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Esterly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Esterly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Esterly. 15% of Esterly men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Esterly women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Esterly were Mechanic 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Esterly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Esterly 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 185 immigration records available for the last name Esterly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Esterly. For the veterans among your Esterly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Esterly lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Esterly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Esterly in 1958 was 52, and 67 in 2004.

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