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Elo Surname Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from elo ‘life harvest grain’. Adopted during the name-changing campaigns in the early 20th century by Finns with Swedish surnames especially in southern and western parts of the country. Hungarian (Élő): from a pet form of Éliás (see Elias ).

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

Similar surnames: Elk, Elm, Gelo, Lu, Eld, Elmo, Els, Ell, Rao, Eto

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Where is the Elo family from?

You can see how Elo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Elo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Elo families living in Oxfordshire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Elo's in United Kingdom. Oxfordshire had the highest population of Elo families in 1891.
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What did your Elo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elo. 42% of Elo men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Elo women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elo were Barber and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elo 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 916 immigration records available for the last name Elo. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Elo. For the veterans among your Elo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elo lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Elo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elo in 1940 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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