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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Essen

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  1. A city in western Germany; industrial center of the Ruhr

Notable Persons With the Last Name Essen

Louis Essen was a scientist in the field of physics. Louis was born on September 6th, 1908 in Nottingham. He breathed his last breath on August 24th, 1997.



Siri was born on August 17th, 1850 in Porvoo. She left this life on April 22nd, 1912.


Nikolai Essen is a military person. His military service ended in 1915.


Ivan was born on September 30th, 1759 in Kalvi. He passed away on August 23rd, 1813.


Jorg was born on September 29th, 1947 in Burscheid.


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Popularity of Essen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Essen U.S.
  White 93.18% 64.26%
  African American 1.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Essen

People with the last name Essen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Essen

  • How Popular is the name Essen? As a last name Essen was the 48,060th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Essen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Essen is Friday, October 27th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Essen? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Essen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Essen: Your name in reverse order is Nesse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eenss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Essen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 440 people with the last name Essen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Essen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Essen as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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