Esther Family History

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Esther Name Meaning

French and Jewish: metronymic from the female name Esther, from Hebrew Ester, the name borne in the Bible by a Jewish captive of the Persian King Ahasuerus. According to the Biblical story, she became his favorite concubine and by her wise persuasion managed to save the Jews of Persia from the machinations of the royal counselor Haman. Her name is probably a derivative of Persian esther ‘star’. German: habitational name from any of various places in Bavaria named Ester.

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

Similar surnames: Escher, Rather, Oster, Ester, Ascher, Easter, Bester, Tester, Usher

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Esther Family Origin

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Esther Family Occupations

What did your Esther ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Esther occupation in the UK was Commercial Traveller Wife. 11% of Esther's were Commercial Traveller Wifes. A less common occupation for the Esther family was Gardener. Commercial Traveller Wife, Engineman (Driver) and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Esther.

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  • Commercial Traveller Wife

  • Engineman (Driver)

  • Farm Laborer

  • Gardener


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Esther Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Esther. 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 719 military records available for the last name Esther. For the veterans among your Esther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Esther Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Esther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Esther in 1962 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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