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Elrod Family History

Elrod Name Meaning
Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

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51,103 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,070 Military Records
1,343 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Elrod Families

  • Number of Elrod families
     114 - 226
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Elrod families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Elrod last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Elrod Family Origin

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Elrod Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Elrod

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Elrod Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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