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Ernest Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the Germanic byname mentioned at Ernst. However, Reaney cites medieval evidence for Norman spellings such as Ernais, and derives it from a Germanic personal name Arn(e)gis, possibly composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel). The name may have been altered by folk etymology to coincide with the word meaning ‘combat’. Compare Harness. Dutch: variant of Ernst.

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


Similar surnames: Ernst, Arnett, Ernesti, Earnest, Gernert, Emmert, Hergert, Nest

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Ernest Family Origin

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Ernest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Ernest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ernest's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ernest family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ernest.

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