Ensminger Family History

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Ensminger Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Ensinger, Eminger, Pensinger, Kissinger, Esslinger, Eisinger

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Ensminger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ensminger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ensminger. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Ensminger Family Origin

Where is the Ensminger family from?

Ensminger Family Occupations

What did your Ensminger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ensminger family was Carpenter. The most common Ensminger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Ensminger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ensminger.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Ensminger Historical Records

What Ensminger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ensminger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ensminger 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 811 immigration records available for the last name Ensminger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ensminger. For the veterans among your Ensminger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ensminger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ensminger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ensminger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ensminger in 1943 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ensminger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ensminger 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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