Elben Family History

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Elben 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: Allen, Olsen, Albin, Ben, Ellen, Lien, Glen, Elsen, Leben, Alden

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Elben Family Origin

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Elben Family Occupations

What did your Elben ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Brickmason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elben. A less common occupation for the Elben family was Day Laborer. The most common Elben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Elben's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Brickmason

  • Day Laborer


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

Elben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 913 census records available for the last name Elben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elben census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 111 immigration records available for the last name Elben. 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 209 military records available for the last name Elben. For the veterans among your Elben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elben Life Expectancy

What is the average Elben lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Elben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Elben in 1967 was 78, and 35 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elben 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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