Ehrlich Family History

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Ehrlich Name Meaning

German: from a byname from Middle High German erlich ‘respected’, ‘honorable’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from German ehrlich ‘honorable’, ‘honest’, or Yiddish erlekh ‘honest’, ‘virtuous’.

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

Similar surnames: Erlich, Ehrich, Gerlach, Heimlich, Endlich, Elich, Gerlich, Lillich

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Ehrlich Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ehrlich name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ehrlich. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Ehrlich Family Origin

Where is the Ehrlich family from?

Ehrlich Family Occupations

What did your Ehrlich ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Dry Goods Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehrlich. The most common Ehrlich occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Ehrlich's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ehrlich family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Dry Goods Store

  • Keeping House


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

Ehrlich Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ehrlich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehrlich 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Ehrlich. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Ehrlich. For the veterans among your Ehrlich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehrlich Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehrlich lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ehrlich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ehrlich in 1941 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ehrlich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehrlich 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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