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Eldgin Family History

Eldgin 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: Elgin, Edgin, Edwin, Eldon, Elkin, Weldin, Elden, Zeldin, Ellin

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Where is the Eldgin family from?

You can see how Eldgin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eldgin family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1880. The most Eldgin families were found in and USA in 1840. In 1840 there were 2 Eldgin families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Eldgin's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Eldgin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eldgin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eldgin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 10 census records available for the last name Eldgin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eldgin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Eldgin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Eldgin. For the veterans among your Eldgin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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