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Ernsberger Family History

Ernsberger Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Ernstberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Ernstberg in East Prussia, or from any of several places called Arnsberg.

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


Similar surnames: Hunsberger, Froneberger, Leinberger, Mansberger, Honsberger

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Where is the Ernsberger family from?

You can see how Ernsberger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ernsberger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Ernsberger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ernsberger families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ernsberger's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ernsberger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ernsberger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ernsberger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ernsberger. 23% of Ernsberger men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Ernsberger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ernsberger were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    42%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ernsberger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ernsberger 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 225 immigration records available for the last name Ernsberger. 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 695 military records available for the last name Ernsberger. For the veterans among your Ernsberger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ernsberger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ernsberger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ernsberger in 1953 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

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