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Eklund Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ + lund ‘grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Edlund, Wiklund, Bylund, Englund, Hedlund, Ohlund, Nylund, Oslund

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Where is the Eklund family from?

You can see how Eklund families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eklund family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Eklund families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 84 Eklund families living in Minnesota. This was about 33% of all the recorded Eklund's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Eklund families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eklund surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eklund ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eklund. 19% of Eklund men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Eklund women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eklund were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Eklund. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eklund 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Eklund. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Eklund. For the veterans among your Eklund ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eklund lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Eklund life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Eklund in 1946 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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