Espy Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Espy Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of Gillespie. French: southeastern topographic name for someone living near a prominent thorn bush or in an area characterized by such vegetation, from Old French espine (Latin spina). Occasionally the name may derive from the same word used in a transferred sense of the crest or ridge of a hill. Variant spelling of German Espey.

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

Similar surnames: Espey, Espe, Say, Esch, Lesky, Esper, Erny, Eury, Ely, Esse

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Espy Family Origin

Where is the Espy family from?

Espy Family Occupations

What did your Espy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Espy. 19% of Espy men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Espy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Espy were Manager and Housekeeper

View Census data for Espy | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Espy Historical Records

What Espy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Espy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Espy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Espy

Passenger List

There are 809 immigration records available for the last name Espy. 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.

View all Espy immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Espy. For the veterans among your Espy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Espy military records

You've only scratched the surface of Espy family history.

Espy Life Expectancy

What is the average Espy lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Espy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Espy in 1950 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Espy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Espy 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.

Famous Espy Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial