Earnest Family History
Earnest Surname History
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.
The Earnest name is a German name and is a variation from the name Ernst.
Earnest country of origin
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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").
Meaning of the last name Earnest
The surname Earnest dates back to the surname Ernst, which means "serious fight".
- Betty Loy Earnest 1929 - ?
- Arlo Earnest Calkins
- William Earnest Tanner 1901 - ?
- James Earnest Preston 1899 - 1926
- Sarah Earnest Warren 1778 - 1843
- Ann Earnest Stansbury
- Herbert Earnest Johnson
- Henry Earnest Warren 1804 - 1844
- Luther Earnest Hill 1871 - 1948
- Betty Jo Loy Earnest
- Amos W. Earnest
- Roy Earnest Booth 1894 - 1976
- Wm Earnest
- Herbert Earnest Johnson
- William Earnest
- Sun Earnest Eddy
- Harold Lee Earnest
- Ira PERRY Earnest
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Famous people named Earnest
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Earnest
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Earnest 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.