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Elmhurst Family History

Elmhurst 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: Elmquist, Hurst, Ashurst, Bathurst, Hayhurst, Akehurst, Elchert

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Where is the Elmhurst family from?

You can see how Elmhurst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elmhurst family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elmhurst families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 13 Elmhurst families living in Manitoba. This was about 62% of all the recorded Elmhurst's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Elmhurst families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elmhurst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elmhurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid House Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Elmhurst. 34% of Elmhurst women worked as an Unpaid House 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 House Duties
    34%
  • Domestic Servant
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
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What Elmhurst family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elmhurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmhurst 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Elmhurst. 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 80 military records available for the last name Elmhurst. For the veterans among your Elmhurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elmhurst lifespan?

Between 1967 and 1994, in the United States, Elmhurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Elmhurst in 1967 was 76, and 81 in 1994.

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