Easter Family History

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Easter Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter ‘eastern’, Old English easterra, in form a comparative of east ‘east’ (see East). English: habitational name from a group of villages in Essex, named from Old English eowestre ‘sheepfold’. English: nickname for someone who had some connection with the festival of Easter, such as being born or baptized at that time (Old English eastre, perhaps from the name of a pagan festival connected with the dawn). Translation of the German family name Oster.

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

Similar surnames: Master, Eastep, Elster, Aster, Paster, Laster, Casler, Kaster, Ester

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Easter Family Origin

Where is the Easter family from?

Easter Family Occupations

What did your Easter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Easter family was Mariner. The most common Easter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Easter's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Easter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Mariner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Easter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Easter Historical Records

What Easter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Easter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Easter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Easter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Easter. For the veterans among your Easter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Easter Life Expectancy

What is the average Easter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Easter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Easter in 1944 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Easter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Easter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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