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Eldy Family History

Eldy 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: Ely, Eld, Eddy, Eley, Eudy, Weldy, Elzy, Eady, Endy, Loy

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Where is the Eldy family from?

You can see how Eldy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eldy family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Eldy families were found in USA in 1920, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2 Eldy families living in Cheshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eldy's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Eldy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eldy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eldy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Eldy. 100% of Eldy 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 137 census records available for the last name Eldy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eldy 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 35 immigration records available for the last name Eldy. 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 7 military records available for the last name Eldy. For the veterans among your Eldy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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