Earnest Family History

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Earnest Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ernst. English: variant spelling of Ernest.

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


Similar surnames: Earnst, Ernest, Arnet, Garnes, Ernesti, Garness, Karnes, Arnst

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Earnest Family Origin

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Earnest Family Occupations

What did your Earnest ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Earnest family was Seaman. Cultivateur, Employee Baker and Music Teaching were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earnest. The most common Earnest occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 17% of Earnest's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    17%
  • Employee Baker

    17%
  • Music Teaching

    17%
  • Seaman

    17%

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

Earnest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Earnest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Earnest 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 Earnest. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Earnest. For the veterans among your Earnest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Earnest Life Expectancy

What is the average Earnest lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Earnest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Earnest in 1943 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earnest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Earnest 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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