Elfman Family History

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Elfman Name Meaning

German (Elfmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Elvede or Elbe. German (Elfmann): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements alf ‘ghost’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic):

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

Similar surnames: Elman, Lyman, Ulman, Eyman, Kelman, Alsman, Sellman, Mellman, Allman

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Elfman Family Origin

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Elfman Family Occupations

What did your Elfman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farmer And Brick Mason were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elfman. The most common Elfman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Elfman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elfman family was Section Hand On R.R..

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer And Brick Mason

  • Section Hand On R.R.


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Elfman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elfman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elfman 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Elfman. 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 397 military records available for the last name Elfman. For the veterans among your Elfman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elfman Life Expectancy

What is the average Elfman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Elfman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Elfman in 1961 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elfman 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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