Essen Family History

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Essen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Essen, for example in the Ruhr.

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

Similar surnames: Nessen, Jessen, Elsen, Hessen, Esson, Esse, Gassen, Tessin, Olsen

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Essen Family Origin

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Essen Family Occupations

What did your Essen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Essen. 3% of Essen men worked as a manager and 53% of Essen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Essen were Boot Repairer Master and Daily Dairymaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • manager
  • A I D Inspector
  • Bast Repairer
  • Boot Repairer Master

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Clerical Worker
  • Daily Dairymaid

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

Essen Historical Records

What Essen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Essen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Essen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Essen

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Essen. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Essen. For the veterans among your Essen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Essen Life Expectancy

What is the average Essen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Essen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Essen in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Essen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Essen 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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