Erlanger Family History

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Erlanger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Erlangen in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Erlinger, Herlinger, Ranger, Ehlinger, Lander, Ellinger, Berwanger

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Erlanger Family Origin

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Erlanger Family Occupations

What did your Erlanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Erlanger occupation in the USA was Butcher. 14% of Erlanger's were Butchers. Butcher, Button Maker and China were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erlanger. A less common occupation for the Erlanger family was Hat Maker.

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  • Butcher

  • Button Maker

  • China

  • Hat Maker


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

Erlanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Erlanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erlanger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Erlanger. 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 608 military records available for the last name Erlanger. For the veterans among your Erlanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erlanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Erlanger lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Erlanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Erlanger in 1959 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erlanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erlanger 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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