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Ehmann Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Ehemann ‘husband’ (the word Ehe having progressively become restricted to the marriage contract and then to the state of matrimony itself). At one time in the Habsburg Empire only one son in a Jewish family was officially permitted to marry and start a family of his own: this may have been a surname adopted by such a person. South German: status name for someone under feudal or other contractual obligations from Middle High German ē ‘law contract’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Ehrmann, Lehmann, Mann, Rehmann, Ahmann, Bermann, Heumann, Ohmann

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Where is the Ehmann family from?

You can see how Ehmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ehmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 30 Ehmann families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Ehmann's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ehmann families in 1880.
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What did your Ehmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ehmann. 23% of Ehmann men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Ehmann women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ehmann were Clerk and Key Puncher. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Key Puncher
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ehmann. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ehmann. For the veterans among your Ehmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ehmann lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ehmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ehmann in 1953 was 62, and 87 in 2004.

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