Esser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Esser family

The surname Esser was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Esser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Esser research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1833, 1818, 1838, 1847, 1869 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Esser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Esser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Essen, Essendorf, Essendorffer, Essenius, Esser, Esserden, Essellen and many more.

Early Notables of the Esser family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Esser were Heinrich Esser, born at Mannheim 1818, appointed concert-meister 1838, and then musical director in the court-theatre at Mannheim; was for some years conductor of the 'Liedertafel' at Mayence, and in 1847 succeeded O. Nicolai as Capellmeister of the Imperial Opera, Vienna, where he was honoured as an artist...
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Esser Ranking

In the United States, the name Esser is the 10,091st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Esser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Esser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Georg Esser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
Esser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anne Esser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Agnes Velten Esser, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [2]
  • Anne Esser, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [2]
  • Bertloren Esser, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [2]
  • A. Esser, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Esser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frederick William Esser, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Esser (post 1700) +

  • Janice Ferri Esser, American seven-time Daytime Emmy Award winning and five-time Writers Guild of America Award winning writer, known for her work on the daytime television serials The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Clarence Joseph Esser (1921-2009), American NFL football end for the Chicago Cardinals in 1947
  • Bernard Esser (1840-1901), German-born, American farmer, businessman, and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and was a Democrat in 1883
  • P. Boice Esser, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1959-64 [3]
  • Michael Esser, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 2012 [3]
  • Luke Esser, American Republican politician, Washington Republican State Chair, 2008; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2008 [3]
  • Fred R. Esser, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1980 [3]
  • Heinrich Joseph Esser (1818-1872), German violinist, influential conductor and composer
  • Franz Esser (1900-1982), German international footballer who played for the Germany National Team in 1922
  • Irene Sofía Esser Quintero (b. 1991), Venezuelan actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Venezuela 2011
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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