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Elmhorst Family History

Elmhorst 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: Selhorst, Eichorst, Horst, Eichhorst, Elchert, Berghorst, Kohorst

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Where is the Elmhorst family from?

You can see how Elmhorst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elmhorst family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Elmhorst families living in Illinois. This was about 29% of all the recorded Elmhorst's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Elmhorst families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elmhorst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elmhorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elmhorst. 72% of Elmhorst men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Elmhorst women worked as a Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Farming
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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What Elmhorst family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 270 census records available for the last name Elmhorst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmhorst 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 41 immigration records available for the last name Elmhorst. 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 49 military records available for the last name Elmhorst. For the veterans among your Elmhorst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elmhorst lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Elmhorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Elmhorst in 1962 was 86, and 74 in 2003.

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