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Elefante Family History

Elefante Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from elefante ‘elephant’ (Latin elephas, genitive elephantis), presumably applied as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Errante, Infante, Ante, Durante, Lehane, Merante, Clemente, Bellante

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Where is the Elefante family from?

You can see how Elefante families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elefante family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Elefante families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Elefante's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Elefante families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elefante surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elefante ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elefante. 37% of Elefante men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Elefante women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elefante were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Hairdresser
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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What Elefante family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 605 census records available for the last name Elefante. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elefante 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 480 immigration records available for the last name Elefante. 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 324 military records available for the last name Elefante. For the veterans among your Elefante ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elefante lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Elefante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Elefante in 1963 was 35, and 63 in 2004.

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