Ess Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. Swiss German: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Oss, Ness, Hess, Mess, Ress, Fels, Pels, Hees, Bess, Esse

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Ess Family Origin

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Ess Family Occupations

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  • Bailer & Confectioner

    33%
  • Brewers Laborer

    33%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    33%

In 1881, Bailer & Confectioner and Brewers Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ess. The most common Ess occupation in the UK was Bailer & Confectioner. 33% of Ess's were Bailer & Confectioners. A less common occupation for the Ess family was Bricklayers Labourer.

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Ess Historical Records

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Ess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Ess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ess in 1959 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ess

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