Esper Name Meaning

German: most likely a topographic name for a personal who lived by or owned an area of pasture, from Middle High German esban, espan ‘pasture’ (Bavarian and Swabian Espan). North German and Danish: variant of Jesper, Low German and Danish form of Kaspar.

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

Similar surnames: Espey, Ester, Espe, Esser, Asper, Esler, Tepper, Pepper, Keser

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Esper Family Origin

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Esper Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Blacksmith

  • Boarding House


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In 1880, the most common Esper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Esper's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Esper. A less common occupation for the Esper family was Boarding House.

Source: Census data for Esper | Data not to scale

Esper Historical Records

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Esper Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Esper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Esper in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Esper

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