Elbes Family History

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Elbes 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: Lees, Debes, Alber, Lies, Illes, Elbe, Ales, Iles, Alles, Oles

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Elbes Family Origin

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Elbes Family Occupations

What did your Elbes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elbes occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Elbes's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House and Saloon Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elbes.

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  • Keeping House

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Elbes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41 census records available for the last name Elbes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elbes 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 11 immigration records available for the last name Elbes. 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 7 military records available for the last name Elbes. For the veterans among your Elbes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elbes Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elbes 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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