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Eichhorn Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German: from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of 2.

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

Similar surnames: Eichholz, Eichhorst, Einhorn, Eicher, Eichert, Eichen, Hirschhorn

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Eichhorn Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eichhorn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Eichhorn Family Origin

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Eichhorn Family Occupations

What did your Eichhorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eichhorn occupation in the UK was Coppersmith. 100% of Eichhorn's were Coppersmiths.

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  • Coppersmith


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Eichhorn Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Eichhorn. For the veterans among your Eichhorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eichhorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Eichhorn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eichhorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Eichhorn in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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