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Ensign Name Meaning

English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Unwin, Benston, Jenson, Esten, Henkin, Edson, Elin, Enslow, Union

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Ensign Family Origin

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Ensign Family Occupations

What did your Ensign ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ensign occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ensign's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ensign. A less common occupation for the Ensign family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Ensign Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ensign. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ensign 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ensign. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ensign. For the veterans among your Ensign ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ensign Life Expectancy

What is the average Ensign lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ensign life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ensign in 1943 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ensign

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ensign 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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