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Van Ess Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent ash tree, Middle Dutch ess(che), or a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Es or Ten Es(sche), from this word.

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


Similar surnames: Van Ness, Van Oss, Van Eck, Van Ryn, Van Essen, Vallese, Van Ert

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Van Ess Family Origin

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Van Ess Family Occupations

What did your Van Ess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Van Ess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Van Ess's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Drayman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Ess. A less common occupation for the Van Ess family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Drayman

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%

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Van Ess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Van Ess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Ess 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Van Ess. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Van Ess. For the veterans among your Van Ess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Ess Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Ess lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Van Ess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Van Ess in 1967 was 98, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Ess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Ess 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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