Last name: ERNST

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All you have to know about the last name ERNST

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ERNST : This last name is indexed 391,054 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ERNST : 1: German Dutch and Danish: from the personal name Ernst which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat serious business’. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Poland and Czechia.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German ernst ‘earnest serious’. Compare Ernest.

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