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Eli Family History

Eli Surname Meaning

Jewish: from a short form of Elia.

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

Similar surnames: Meli, Celi, Ell, Gell, Egli, Li, Enis, Wali, Alix, Aldi

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Where is the Eli family from?

You can see how Eli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eli family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eli families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Eli families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Eli's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Eli families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eli ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Eli. 100% of Eli men worked as a General Labourer and 100% of Eli 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Eli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eli 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 Eli. 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 Eli. For the veterans among your Eli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eli lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Eli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Eli in 1961 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

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