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Eichhorn Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German: from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of 2.

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


Similar surnames: Eichholz, Eichhorst, Einhorn, Eicher, Eichert, Eichen, Hirschhorn

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Eichhorn Family Origin

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Eichhorn Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eichhorn. A less common occupation for the Eichhorn family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Eichhorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Eichhorn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Painter

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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Eichhorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Eichhorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eichhorn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Eichhorn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eichhorn. For the veterans among your Eichhorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eichhorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eichhorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Eichhorn in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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