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Elhard Name Meaning

German (Elhar(d)t): from a Germanic personal name composed of adal ‘noble’ + hard ‘hard’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Emard, Eymard, Hellard, Eland, Ehart, Howard, Allard, Evrard

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Where is the Elhard family from?

You can see how Elhard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elhard family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Elhard families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Elhard family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Elhard's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Elhard families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elhard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elhard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elhard. 65% of Elhard men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Elhard women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    65%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 837 census records available for the last name Elhard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elhard 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 89 immigration records available for the last name Elhard. 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 180 military records available for the last name Elhard. For the veterans among your Elhard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elhard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Elhard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Elhard in 1963 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

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