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Elt Family History

Elt Surname Meaning

probably a variant of Eld with devoicing of /d/ to /t/; compare John Eld 1754 in IGI (Allesley Warwicks) with the 1570 bearer below.

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

Similar surnames: Ell, Belt, Elo, Elm, Ely, Eld, Felt, Alt, Elk, Eltz

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Where is the Elt family from?

You can see how Elt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Elt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 32 Elt families living in Worcestershire. This was about 55% of all the recorded Elt's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Elt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Elt. 100% of Elt men worked as a Carpenter and 74% of Elt 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

  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elt 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 396 immigration records available for the last name Elt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Elt. For the veterans among your Elt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elt lifespan?

Average Elt life expectancy in 1966 was 94 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

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