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Elg Surname Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from elg an ornamental (old) spelling of älg ‘moose’.

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

Similar surnames: Eld, Eng, Elm, Elo, Ely, Alt, Els, Elk, Lu, Ell

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Where is the Elg family from?

You can see how Elg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elg family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Elg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Elg family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Elg's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Elg families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elg. 45% of Elg men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Elg women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elg were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elg. 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 335 military records available for the last name Elg. For the veterans among your Elg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elg lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Elg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Elg in 1946 was 61, and 70 in 2003.

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