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Elgin Family History

Elgin Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from Elgin, a place in Moray.

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

125,808 Historical Documents with Elgin on Ancestry.com
27,898 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,004 Military Records
1,038 Immigration Records
18,353 Census and Voter Lists
73,515 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Elgin Families

  • Number of Elgin families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Elgin families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Elgin families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Elgin census records

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Elgin Family Origin

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Elgin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Elgin

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Elgin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Elgin census records

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Elgin Civil War Service Records

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