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Elliott Family History

Elliott Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English Old French personal name Eliot a pet form of the Old Testament name Elijah rendered in Greek as Ēlias and in Old French as Élie + the diminutive suffix -ot; compare Ellis . The name Aylett may in some cases also have been confused with or absorbed into Elliott. Scottish: late variant of Elwood . Scottish (of Breton origin): perhaps as some members of the Elliott clan believe a Scottish variant of the Breton surname Elleouet a habitational name from one of the hamlets named Allegot in Finistère.

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


Similar surnames: Lott, Herriott, Elliff, Elliot, Wilcott, Ellett, Flott, Pollitt

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Where is the Elliott family from?

You can see how Elliott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elliott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elliott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 251 Elliott families living in Ohio. This was about 16% of all the recorded Elliott's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Elliott families in 1840.
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What did your Elliott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elliott. 16% of Elliott men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Elliott women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elliott were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 123,000 immigration records available for the last name Elliott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 182,000 military records available for the last name Elliott. For the veterans among your Elliott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elliott lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Elliott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elliott in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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