Elfers Family History

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Elfers Name Meaning

Dutch and German: patronymic from Elfer, a medieval short form of the Germanic personal name Alberich, a compound of alf, alp ‘ghost’, ‘sprite’ + rihhi ‘powerful’, ‘ruler’.

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

Similar surnames: Elpers, Elbers, Albers, Evers, Eggers, Esters, Eppers, Elmer, Ellers

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Elfers Family Origin

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Elfers Family Occupations

What did your Elfers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elfers. A less common occupation for the Elfers family was Driver. The most common Elfers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Elfers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Coal Dealer

  • Driver


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Elfers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elfers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elferscensus 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 Elfers. 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 499 military records available for the last name Elfers. For the veterans among your Elfers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elfers Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Elfers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Elfers in 1958 was 69, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elfers 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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