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Elert Family History

Elert Name Meaning

Variant of German Ehlert.

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


Similar surnames: Ewert, Emert, Ehler, Eilert, Ebert, Ehlert, Egbert, Egert, Olbert

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Where is the Elert family from?

You can see how Elert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elert families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Elert families living in Wisconsin. This was about 30% of all the recorded Elert's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Elert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elert. 40% of Elert men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Elert women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elert were Painter and Cook.

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Painter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Saleswoman
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elert 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 375 immigration records available for the last name Elert. 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 590 military records available for the last name Elert. For the veterans among your Elert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elert lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Elert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Elert in 1956 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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