Essex Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Essex, which is named from Old English east ‘east’ + Seaxe ‘Saxons’. In England the surname is now particularly common in Birmingham.

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


Similar surnames: Sussex, Esse, Hessey, Hessen, Esser, Elsen, Jesser, Estep, Vessey

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Essex Family Origin

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Essex Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Essex family was Bricklayer. The most common Essex occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Essex's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Essex.

Source: Census data for Essex | Data not to scale

Essex Historical Records

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Essex Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Essex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Essex in 1953 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Essex

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