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Elbert Family History

Elbert Name Meaning
North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil ‘edge’, ‘tip’ (of a sword) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

94,156 Historical Documents with Elbert on Ancestry.com
33,373 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,923 Military Records
2,091 Immigration Records
15,809 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Elbert Families

  • Number of Elbert families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Elbert families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Elbert last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Elbert census records

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Elbert Family Origin

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Elbert Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Elbert

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Elbert Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Elbert census records

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Elbert Civil War Service Records

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