Elden Family History

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Elden Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from a river name derived from Old Norse eldr ‘flame’, ‘fire’, possibly with ironic reference to the icy coldness of the water. Altered spelling of Eldon.

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


Similar surnames: Eden, Alden, Olden, Eldon, Selden, Elsen, Welden, Olsen, Hyden, Eggen

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Elden Family Origin

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Elden Family Occupations

What did your Elden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elden. The most common Elden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Elden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elden family was Jeweler.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Jeweler

    3%

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

Elden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elden 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 Elden

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Elden. 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 Elden. For the veterans among your Elden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elden Life Expectancy

What is the average Elden lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Elden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elden in 1941 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elden 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.

Famous Elden Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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