History of your Surname
Get access to Elmherst family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Elmherst Family History

Elmherst 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: Elchert, Elmer, Elpers, Elfers, Ellers, Eichert, Elbert, Emmert

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Elmherst family from?

You can see how Elmherst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elmherst family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Elmherst families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 7 Elmherst families living in Lincolnshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Elmherst's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Elmherst families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elmherst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elmherst ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elmherst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Elmherst family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 68 census records available for the last name Elmherst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmherst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Elmherst

Passenger Lists

There are 20 immigration records available for the last name Elmherst. 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.

View all Elmherst immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 12 military records available for the last name Elmherst. For the veterans among your Elmherst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Elmherst military records

You've only scratched the surface of Elmherst family history

Discover More

What is the average Elmherst lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Elmherst family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Elmherst last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial