Ernster Family History

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Ernster Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ernst, from an inflected form of the German adjective.

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

Similar surnames: Ernst, Ester, Rister, Finster, Presler, Gersten, Eister, Easter

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Ernster Family Origin

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Ernster Family Occupations

What did your Ernster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ernster. The most common Ernster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Ernster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ernster family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Hand


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

Ernster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ernster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ernster 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ernster. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ernster. For the veterans among your Ernster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ernster Life Expectancy

What is the average Ernster lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ernster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ernster in 1963 was 69, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ernster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ernster 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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