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Elfner Family History

Elfner 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: Elsner, Ellner, Elmer, Eigner, Feldner, Eller, Kelner, Elder, Hafner

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Where is the Elfner family from?

You can see how Elfner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elfner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elfner families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Elfner family living in Warwickshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Elfner's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Elfner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elfner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elfner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elfner. 100% of Elfner men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Elfner women worked as a Servant. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    100%
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What Elfner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 675 census records available for the last name Elfner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elfner 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 96 immigration records available for the last name Elfner. 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 216 military records available for the last name Elfner. For the veterans among your Elfner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elfner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Elfner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elfner in 1962 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

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