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Estner Family History

Estner Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Esther, Ester, Essner, Eitner, Kestner, Oster, Ostler, Easter

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Where is the Estner family from?

You can see how Estner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Estner family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Estner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Estner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Estner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Estner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Estner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Estner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Estner. 34% of Estner men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Estner women worked as a Bookkeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Owner
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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What Estner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 284 census records available for the last name Estner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Estner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 58 immigration records available for the last name Estner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 230 military records available for the last name Estner. For the veterans among your Estner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Estner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2000, in the United States, Estner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Estner in 1963 was 52, and 82 in 2000.

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