Elgin Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Elgin, a place in Moray.

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


Similar surnames: Ellin, Plein, Rogin, Yellin, Elia, Elkin, Lein, Elzie, Elden, Bellin

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Elgin Family Origin

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Elgin Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Elgin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Elgin's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elgin. A less common occupation for the Elgin family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Elgin Historical Records

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Elgin Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Elgin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elgin in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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United States

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