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Eltonhead Family History

Eltonhead Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Elton, Lawhead, Woodhead, Cadenhead, Leithead, Peltonen, Lochhead

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Where is the Eltonhead family from?

You can see how Eltonhead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eltonhead family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eltonhead families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Eltonhead families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eltonhead's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Eltonhead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eltonhead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eltonhead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Eltonhead. 100% of Eltonhead men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 521 census records available for the last name Eltonhead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eltonhead 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 78 immigration records available for the last name Eltonhead. 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 885 military records available for the last name Eltonhead. For the veterans among your Eltonhead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eltonhead lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Eltonhead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Eltonhead in 1968 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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