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Erhart Family History

Erhart Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Ehrhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Erhard, Ehrhart, Erhardt, Earhart, Gerhart, Ehrhard, Ehart, Earnhart

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Where is the Erhart family from?

You can see how Erhart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erhart family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Erhart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Erhart families living in Indiana. This was about 31% of all the recorded Erhart's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Erhart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erhart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erhart. 19% of Erhart men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Erhart women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erhart were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleswoman
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Erhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erhart census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Erhart. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Erhart. For the veterans among your Erhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erhart lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Erhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Erhart in 1948 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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