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Ehnen Family History

Ehnen Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ihnen, Ehnes, Ehren, Ennen, Ehlen, Ehmen, Behnen, Lehnen, Chen, Shen

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Where is the Ehnen family from?

You can see how Ehnen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehnen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ehnen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Ehnen families living in Illinois. This was about 89% of all the recorded Ehnen's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ehnen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ehnen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ehnen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ehnen. 40% of Ehnen men worked as a Farming and 50% of Ehnen women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ehnen were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farming
    40%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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What Ehnen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 224 census records available for the last name Ehnen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehnen 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 15 immigration records available for the last name Ehnen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32 military records available for the last name Ehnen. For the veterans among your Ehnen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ehnen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Ehnen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ehnen in 1964 was 58, and 92 in 2002.

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