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Earnest Surname History
The Earnest name is a German name and is a variation from the name Ernst.
The surname Earnest is derived from the German surname "Ernst" which means "serious fight." The Earnest family is originally from Germany. At least, this is what one branch of the Earnest family has shared. If you have more information on this surname or if you have different knowledge about the Earnest family, please add it to this page.
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The nationality of Earnest is often complicated to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Earnest may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from professions, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Earnest Meaning & Etymology
Earnest Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Last names like Earnest transform in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras over time. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Earnest were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Earnest. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Earnest family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.
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Earnest Family Tree
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- William Earnest Tanner 1901 - ?
- Betty Loy Earnest 1929 - ?
- Harold Lee Earnest
- Betty Jo Loy Earnest
- Henry Earnest Warren 1804 - 1844
- Sarah Earnest Warren 1778 - 1843
- Luther Earnest Hill 1871 - 1948
- Wm Earnest
- William Earnest
- Roy Earnest Booth 1894 - 1976