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Elmquist Surname Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements älm(e) ‘elm grove’ + quist an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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


Similar surnames: Almquist, Holmquist, Palmquist, Blomquist, Enquist, Malmquist

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Where is the Elmquist family from?

You can see how Elmquist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elmquist family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elmquist families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 47 Elmquist families living in Minnesota. This was about 56% of all the recorded Elmquist's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Elmquist families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elmquist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elmquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elmquist. 32% of Elmquist men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Elmquist women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elmquist were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    32%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elmquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmquist 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Elmquist. 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 689 military records available for the last name Elmquist. For the veterans among your Elmquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elmquist lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Elmquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elmquist in 1954 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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