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Ernst Family History

Ernst Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest.Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.

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

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218,161 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
115,877 Military Records
25,800 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ernst Families

  • Number of Ernst families
     226 - 449
     76 - 225
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ernst families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ernst families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ernst Family Origin

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Ernst Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ernst

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Ernst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ernst census records

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Ernst Civil War Service Records

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