Ennis Family History

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Ennis Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAonghuis ‘descendant of Angus’, a variant of Ó hAonghusa (see Hennessy). variant of Scottish and Manx Innes.

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

Similar surnames: Dennis, Enis, Innis, Kennis, Tennis, Inniss, Innes, Danis, Enns

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Ennis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ennis name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Ennis Family Origin

Where is the Ennis family from?

Ennis Family Occupations

What did your Ennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ennis occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Ennis's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ennis. A less common occupation for the Ennis family was Blacksmith.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith


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

Ennis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Ennis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ennis 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Ennis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Ennis. For the veterans among your Ennis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ennis Life Expectancy

What is the average Ennis lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ennis in 1942 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ennis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ennis 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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