Ehlert Family History

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Ehlert Name Meaning

North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil ‘edge’, ‘point’ (of a sword) + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or ward ‘guard’.

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

Similar surnames: Eilert, Ehnert, Ahlert, Eisert, Ebert, Elbert, Gellert, Ehle, Oehlert

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Ehlert Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ehlert name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ehlert. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Ehlert Family Origin

Where is the Ehlert family from?

Ehlert Family Occupations

What did your Ehlert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ehlert family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehlert. The most common Ehlert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ehlert's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ehlert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ehlert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ehlert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehlert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ehlert. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ehlert. For the veterans among your Ehlert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehlert Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehlert lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ehlert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ehlert in 1948 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehlert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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