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Ehnest Family History

Ehnest 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: Ernest, Ehnert, Ehnes, Ernst, Ebnet, Genest, Ehlert, Enes, Eanes

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Where is the Ehnest family from?

You can see how Ehnest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ehnest family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 2 Ehnest families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Ehnest's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ehnest families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ehnest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ehnest ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Labor was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ehnest. 100% of Ehnest men worked as a Farm Labor. .

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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

  • Farm Labor
    100%
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Census Records

There are 33 census records available for the last name Ehnest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehnest 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 1 immigration records available for the last name Ehnest. 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 2 military records available for the last name Ehnest. For the veterans among your Ehnest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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