Erling Family History

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Erling Name Meaning

Scandinavian and North German: from a Germanic personal name. German: habitational name from any of several places in Bavaria named Erling or Erlingen.

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

Similar surnames: Etling, Herling, Elling, Werling, Emling, Berling, Arling, Gerling

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Erling Family Origin

Where is the Erling family from?

Erling Family Occupations

What did your Erling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Erling occupation in the USA was Book Binder. 13% of Erling's were Book Binders. A less common occupation for the Erling family was Goes Out To Work. Book Binder, Book Keeper and Confectionary Business were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erling.

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  • Book Binder

  • Book Keeper

  • Confectionary Business

  • Goes Out To Work


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

Erling Historical Records

What Erling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erling 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 788 immigration records available for the last name Erling. 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 675 military records available for the last name Erling. For the veterans among your Erling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erling Life Expectancy

What is the average Erling lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Erling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Erling in 1954 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erling 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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