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Erny Family History

Erny Name Meaning

Altered form of German Erne. French: habitational name from a place in the Pas-de-Calais, so named from the Germanic personal name Erno + the Latin suffix -iacum.

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


Similar surnames: Cerny, Berry, Merry, Erno, Arney, Terry, Troy, Bern, Perna, Arno

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Where is the Erny family from?

You can see how Erny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erny family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Erny families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Erny families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Erny's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Erny families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Erny. 23% of Erny men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Erny women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erny were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • House Wife
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Erny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erny 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Erny. 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 Cards

There are 712 military records available for the last name Erny. For the veterans among your Erny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erny lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Erny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Erny in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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