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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

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  • Commercial Traveller Wife

    11%
  • Engineman (Driver)

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Gardener

    11%

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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Esther Historical Records

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