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Eldon Family History

Eldon Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Helmington (Hall) in Saint Andrew Aukland (Durham) from Old English helming (helm ‘helmet’ + -ing denoting association or resemblance to a helmet) + denu ‘valley’ with the loss of initial H- and later the loss of -m-. There is currently no evidence that the surname also derived from Eldon (Durham) though it remains a theoretical possibility and there may be additional unidentified sources. habitational name from Upper Eldon in Hampshire from the Old English personal name Ella or perhaps elle ‘elder’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’ or denu ‘valley’. variant of Elden or Eldin (for which see Elden ).

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Elson, Lyon, Felton, Weldon, Eden, Elden, Alden, Pelton

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Where is the Eldon family from?

You can see how Eldon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eldon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eldon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 114 Eldon families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Eldon's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Eldon families in 1891.
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What did your Eldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Eldon. 24% of Eldon men worked as a Carpenter and 88% of Eldon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eldon were Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    24%
  • Cabinet Maker
    16%
  • Iron Ore Miner
    16%
  • Motor Driver
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eldon. 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 954 military records available for the last name Eldon. For the veterans among your Eldon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eldon lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2002, in the United States, Eldon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Eldon in 1949 was 48, and 76 in 2002.

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