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Elf Family History

Elf 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: Ell, Elo, Elm, Ely, Eld, Alf, Helf, Elk, Relf, Self

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Where is the Elf family from?

You can see how Elf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Elf family living in Gloucestershire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Elf's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire and 2 other counties had the highest population of Elf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Elf. 60% of Elf 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
    60%
  • Fur Machinist
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elf 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Elf. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Elf. For the veterans among your Elf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Elf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Elf in 1962 was 79, and 59 in 2003.

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