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Elm Surname Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): topographic name from Middle English elm(e) ‘elm-tree’ or a habitational name from a place so named such as Elm (Cambridgeshire). Alternatively a variant of Helm with loss of initial H-. German: habitational name from any of various places so named. Swedish: ornamental name from älm(e) ‘elm grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Alm, Olm, Kelm, Eld, Ely, Elam, Palm, Ell, Kell

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Where is the Elm family from?

You can see how Elm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 12 Elm families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Elm's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Elm families in 1891.
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What did your Elm ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Elm. 89% of Elm 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
    89%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    12%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Elm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Elm. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Elm. For the veterans among your Elm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Elm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elm in 1948 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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