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Elbers Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Elbert.

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


Similar surnames: Albers, Elfers, Elbert, Elpers, Egbers, Ebbers, Eggers, Ebers

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Where is the Elbers family from?

You can see how Elbers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elbers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Elbers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Elbers families living in Michigan. This was about 28% of all the recorded Elbers's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Elbers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elbers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elbers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elbers. 33% of Elbers men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Elbers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elbers were Accountant and Housewife.

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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
    33%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Trucker
    11%
  • Accountant
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elbers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elbers 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Elbers. 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 500 military records available for the last name Elbers. For the veterans among your Elbers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elbers lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Elbers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elbers in 1962 was 64, and 82 in 2002.

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