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Ehart Family History

Ehart Name Meaning

German: variant of Ehard(t), from the personal name Ehard, composed of the Old High German elements e ‘law’, ‘order’ + hart(i) ‘hard’, ‘firm’. Compare Ahart.

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


Similar surnames: Ahart, Hart, Ewart, Thaut, Ahalt, Ohrt, Elhard, Halt, Hari, Harts

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Where is the Ehart family from?

You can see how Ehart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehart family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ehart families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Ehart families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Ehart's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Ehart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ehart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ehart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ehart. 48% of Ehart men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Ehart women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ehart were Accountant and Saleslady.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Accountant
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ehart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehart 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Ehart. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 423 military records available for the last name Ehart. For the veterans among your Ehart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ehart lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ehart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ehart in 1962 was 67, and 98 in 2004.

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