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Ehrhardt Family History

Ehrhardt Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of Old High German ēra ‘honor’ + hard ‘brave hardy strong’. The name was popularized by the cult of an 8th-century Christian saint of this name bishop of Regensburg; hence the present high frequency of the surname in Bavaria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Eberhardt, Gebhardt, Gerhardt, Reinhardt, Meinhardt, Ehart, Leonhardt

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Where is the Ehrhardt family from?

You can see how Ehrhardt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehrhardt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ehrhardt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ehrhardt families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ehrhardt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ehrhardt families in 1840.
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What did your Ehrhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ehrhardt. 19% of Ehrhardt men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Ehrhardt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ehrhardt were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ehrhardt. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ehrhardt. For the veterans among your Ehrhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ehrhardt lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ehrhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ehrhardt in 1949 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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