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Eld Family History

Eld Surname Meaning

English (Midlands especially Staffordshire): distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of the same personal name from Middle English elde ‘(old) age’. Compare Old . Swedish: ornamental name from Old Norse eldr ‘flame’ ‘fire’.

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


Similar surnames: Old, Elm, Eid, End, Ell, Held, Elg, Ely, Weld, Elden

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Where is the Eld family from?

You can see how Eld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eld family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eld families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 50 Eld families living in Staffordshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Eld's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Eld families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eld ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Eld. 50% of Eld men worked as an Insurance Agent and 79% of Eld women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eld were Factory Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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

  • Insurance Agent
    50%
  • Factory Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Shorthand Typist
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    6%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Eld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eld 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Eld. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Eld. For the veterans among your Eld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eld lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eld in 1954 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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