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Eld Family History

Eld Name Meaning

English: distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English eld ‘old’ (from Old English eald). Swedish: ornamental name from Old Norse eldr ‘flame’, ‘fire’.

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

Similar surnames: Old, Elm, Eid, End, Ell, Held, Elg, Ely, Weld, Elden

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Where is the Eld family from?

You can see how Eld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eld family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eld families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Eld family living in Connecticut. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eld's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Eld families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eld. 31% of Eld men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Eld women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eld were Bus Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Bus Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Eld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eld 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Eld. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Eld. For the veterans among your Eld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eld lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eld in 1954 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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