Ernst Family History
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Ernst Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ernest, Kunst, Prast, Rost, Arnst, Dunst, Drost, Earnst, Ebnet, Brest