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Elfstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Elfström): ornamental name composed of the elements elf an ornamental (old) spelling of älv ‘river’ + ström ‘stream current’.

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


Similar surnames: Ellstrom, Lofstrom, Safstrom, Ekstrom, Edstrom, Hellstrom, Enstrom

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Where is the Elfstrom family from?

You can see how Elfstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elfstrom family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Elfstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Elfstrom families living in Kansas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Elfstrom's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Elfstrom families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elfstrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elfstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elfstrom. 19% of Elfstrom men worked as a Machinist and 67% of Elfstrom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elfstrom were Manager and Servant. .

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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

  • Machinist
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Servant
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elfstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elfstrom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elfstrom. 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 426 military records available for the last name Elfstrom. For the veterans among your Elfstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elfstrom lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Elfstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Elfstrom in 1960 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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