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

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Eldon Family Origin

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Eldon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Brakeman

    13%
  • Brass Finisher

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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

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Eldon Historical Records

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Eldon Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2002, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eldon

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