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Ela Family History

Ela Surname Meaning

Origin undetermined. Filipino: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Elza, Ola, Belak, Elia, Elm, Eli, Eld, Elk, Els, Pla

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Where is the Ela family from?

You can see how Ela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ela family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ela families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Ela families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Ela's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ela families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ela. 24% of Ela men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Ela women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ela were Janitor and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Draftsman
    12%
  • Janitor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    25%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ela 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Ela. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Ela. For the veterans among your Ela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ela lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ela in 1965 was 74, and 86 in 2004.

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