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Elmhirst Surname Meaning

probably from Elmhirst in Worsbrough (WR Yorks). There are two other places called Elmhirst in WR Yorks in Cawthorne and Thorne but Elmhirst in Cawthorne probably takes its name from the surname and Elmhirst in Thorne is a late place-name and so they are unlikely to be sources of the surname. Elmhirst in Worsbrough is recorded as Elmehyrst in 1415 and derives from Old English elm ‘elm tree’ + hyrst ‘hillock copse’.

Source: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, 2021


Similar surnames: Hirst, Elchert, Elmquist, Selhorst, Eichorst, Dewhirst, Elliott

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You can see how Elmhirst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elmhirst family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elmhirst families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 5 Elmhirst families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Elmhirst's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Elmhirst families in 1891.
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What did your Elmhirst ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Elmhirst. 100% of Elmhirst men worked as a Solicitor and 86% of Elmhirst 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

  • Solicitor
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    15%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 143 military records available for the last name Elmhirst. For the veterans among your Elmhirst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1966 and 2001, in the United States, Elmhirst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Elmhirst in 1966 was 67, and 79 in 2001.

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