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Elich Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Serbian and Croatian Ilić (see Ilic ) and possibly also of Jelić (see Yelich ). Compare Ilich and Elick . North German: variant of Ehlich ‘noble’. This surname is very rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Klich, Eich, Erich, Milich, Stich, Flach, Beich, Ehrich, Laich, Lich

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Where is the Elich family from?

You can see how Elich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Elich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Elich families living in Berkshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Elich's in United Kingdom. Berkshire had the highest population of Elich families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elich. 29% of Elich men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Elich women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elich were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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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
    29%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elich 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 458 immigration records available for the last name Elich. 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 521 military records available for the last name Elich. For the veterans among your Elich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elich lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Elich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elich in 1960 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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