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Ealam Family History

Ealam Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Alam, Elam, Salam, Palm, Sala, Adam, Hallam, Balan, Bala, Salaam

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Where is the Ealam family from?

You can see how Ealam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ealam family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ealam families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Ealam families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ealam's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ealam families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ealam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ealam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ealam. 100% of Ealam men worked as a General Farm Labourer and 100% of Ealam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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What Ealam family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 890 census records available for the last name Ealam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ealam 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 136 immigration records available for the last name Ealam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 99 military records available for the last name Ealam. For the veterans among your Ealam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ealam lifespan?

Average Ealam life expectancy in 1970 was 89 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

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