First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Essel

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From Old High German esil, from Latin asinus.

  1. (Ripuarian) donkey; ass
    Nen Essel schängk der ander Lankuhr.
    A donkey calls another long-ear. (A saying.)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Essel

André Essel was an entrepreneurship, activism, entrepreneur, and political activist. André was born on September 4th, 1918 in Toulouse. He left this life on March 31st, 2005.



Christian Essel is a soccer player for the FK Radnički 1923, PWD Bamenda, Zaytuna F.C., Sporting Saint Mirren F.C., and Liberia national football team. Christian was born on June 12th, 1989 in Monrovia.


Benjamin Essel is a sports team member for the Sliema Wanderers F.C.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Essel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Essel U.S.
  White 47.90% 64.26%
  African American 48.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Essel

People with the last name Essel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Essel

  • How Popular is the name Essel? As a last name Essel was the 79,846th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Essel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Essel is Wednesday, September 22nd, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Essel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Essel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Essel: Your name in reverse order is Lesse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seles. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Essel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 238 people with the last name Essel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Essel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Essel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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