Ernst Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.

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


Similar surnames: Ernest, Kunst, Prast, Rost, Arnst, Dunst, Drost, Earnst, Ebnet, Brest

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Ernst Family Origin

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Ernst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ernst. The most common Ernst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ernst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ernst family was Carpenter.

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Ernst Historical Records

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Ernst Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Ernst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ernst in 1941 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ernst

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