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Ehnert Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Eginhard formed with agi ‘point edge (of a sword)’ + hard ‘hardy strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Ehlert, Eilert, Sehnert, Ehnes, Lennert, Ebert, Eisert, Reinert

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Where is the Ehnert family from?

You can see how Ehnert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehnert family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ehnert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Ehnert families living in Wisconsin. This was about 71% of all the recorded Ehnert's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ehnert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ehnert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ehnert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ehnert. 55% of Ehnert men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Ehnert women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ehnert were Contractor and Finishing Dept. .

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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
    55%
  • Truck Driver
    28%
  • Contractor
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Finishing Dept
    40%
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What Ehnert family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 709 census records available for the last name Ehnert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehnert 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Ehnert. 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 246 military records available for the last name Ehnert. For the veterans among your Ehnert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ehnert lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ehnert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ehnert in 1953 was 55, and 92 in 2004.

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