Ehling Family History

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Ehling Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Ehle.

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

Similar surnames: Erling, Ebling, Elling, Etling, Emling, Mehling, Fehling, Bohling

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Ehling Family Origin

Where is the Ehling family from?

Ehling Family Occupations

What did your Ehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ehling occupation in the USA was Farming. 20% of Ehling's were Farmings. Farming, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehling. A less common occupation for the Ehling family was Rag Picker.

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  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Rag Picker


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

Ehling Historical Records

What Ehling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehling 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 460 immigration records available for the last name Ehling. 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 542 military records available for the last name Ehling. For the veterans among your Ehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehling Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Ehling in 1957 was 68, and 45 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ehling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehling 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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