Explore the Family Name Ebersole

The meaning of Ebersole

Americanized form of Swiss German Aebersold (see Ebersold), via its German altered form Ebersohl. It is found mainly in PA. Compare Ebersol, Eversole, Eversoll, and Eversull. History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, originally spelled Aebersold. It is found among the descendants of the Mennonite immigrants of Swiss origin bearing the name Ebersohl, who came to PA in the 18th century from Germany.

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How common is the last name Ebersole in the United States?

Based on the data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Ebersole shows a slight decrease in rank between 2000 and 2010, moving from 7019 to 7353, representing a change of -4.76%. However, there was a small increase in the overall count of people with this surname, rising from 4402 in 2000 to 4531 in 2010, an increase of 2.93%. The proportion per 100k also saw a decrease of -5.52% over the same period.

20002010Change
Rank#7,019#7,353-4.76%
Count4,4024,5312.93%
Proportion per 100k1.631.54-5.52%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Ebersole

The ethnic identity associated with the surname Ebersole, according to the Decennial U.S. Census, has seen some changes between 2000 and 2010. The percentage of those identifying as White decreased slightly from 96.71% to 95.52%, a change of -1.23%. Meanwhile, the representation of other ethnic identities increased. Those reporting as Asian/Pacific Islander rose by 16.67%, while Hispanic representation grew by 61.26%. The group identifying as two or more races saw the largest increase, jumping from 0.98% to 1.63%, a change of 66.33%. Representations of Black and American Indian and Alaskan Native however, declined by -61.54% and -18.75% respectively.

20002010Change
White96.71%95.52%-1.23%
Hispanic1.11%1.79%61.26%
Two or More Races0.98%1.63%66.33%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.66%0.77%16.67%
Black0.39%0.15%-61.54%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.16%0.13%-18.75%

Ebersole ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Ebersole is French & German, which comprises 49.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (34.8%) and Eastern European (3.3%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish & Portuguese, and Indigenous American.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
French & German49.3%
British & Irish34.8%
Eastern European3.3%
Other12.5%
Ebersole

Possible origins of the surname Ebersole

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Ebersole have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
West Midlands, United Kingdom83.80%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom83.80%
Merseyside, United Kingdom83.80%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom83.80%
Greater London, United Kingdom83.80%

What Ebersole haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Ebersole is R-U152, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-U152 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-P311 and R-P312, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Binkley, Boynton, Shirk, Frazee, Strickler, Castleberry, Brubaker, Musselman, Breedlove, Agee.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Ebersole surname are: H1, H, J1c. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

ebersolePaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Ebersole have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Ebersole

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Ebersole" Surname 40.6%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Ebersole

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Ebersole" Surname 40.7%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Ebersole

Vitamin Use

Takes vitamins on a regular basis.

"Ebersole" Surname 52.6%

23andMe Users 45.5%

Wellness

Ebersole

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Ebersole" Surname 26.0%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Ebersole?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Ebersole are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

French & German 60.8%

23andMe Users 57.2%