Eldon Family History

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Eldon Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Eldon in County Durham or Elveden in Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Ella + dun ‘hill’; the second from Old English elfitu ‘swan’ or elf ‘elf’, ‘fairy’ + denu ‘valley’. English: nickname from Middle English eld ‘old’ + hine ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Elton, Elson, Lyon, Felton, Weldon, Eden, Elden, Alden, Pelton

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Eldon Family Origin

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Eldon Family Occupations

What did your Eldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eldon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Eldon's were Farmers. Farmer, Brakeman and Brass Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eldon. A less common occupation for the Eldon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Brakeman

  • Brass Finisher

  • Keeping House


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Eldon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Eldon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eldon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eldon. 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 954 military records available for the last name Eldon. For the veterans among your Eldon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eldon Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2002, in the United States, Eldon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Eldon in 1949 was 48, and 76 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eldon 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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