Elbe Family History

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Elbe Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Elbe or from the river name. from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning Alf-, from an element cognate with Middle Low German alf ‘ghost’, Middle High German alp (plural elbe).

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


Similar surnames: Eber, Else, Elbel, Helle, Eiben, Ellen, Klee, Alber, Selbe, Belle

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Elbe Family Origin

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Elbe Family Occupations

What did your Elbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elbe family was Druggist. Keeping House, Boarding House and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elbe. The most common Elbe occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 18% of Elbe's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Boarding House

    9%
  • Dress Maker

    9%
  • Druggist

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elbe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Elbe Historical Records

What Elbe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elbe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Elbe

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Elbe. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Elbe. For the veterans among your Elbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elbe Life Expectancy

What is the average Elbe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Elbe in 1957 was 48, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elbe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elbe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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