Ehrhardt Family History

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Ehrhardt Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German era ‘honor’ (compare Ehrlich) + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. The name was popularized by the cult of an 8th century bishop of Regensburg of this name; hence the present high frequency of the family name in Bavaria. The form Erhard has also been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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

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Ehrhardt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ehrhardt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ehrhardt. 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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Ehrhardt Family Origin

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Ehrhardt Family Occupations

What did your Ehrhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ehrhardt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ehrhardt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ehrhardt family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehrhardt.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber

  • Shoemaker


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Ehrhardt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ehrhardt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehrhardt 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 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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Draft Card

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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Ehrhardt Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehrhardt 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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