Elin Family History

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Elin Name Meaning

English: variant of Hillian. Russian: variant of Ellen.

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

Similar surnames: Eline, Helin, Lin, Ellin, Eplin, Elvin, Eglin, Emling, Ellen, Cain

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Elin Family Origin

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Elin Family Occupations

What did your Elin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Elin's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elin.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Elin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elincensus 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 Elin. 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 279 military records available for the last name Elin. For the veterans among your Elin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elin Life Expectancy

What is the average Elin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Elin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Elin in 1944 was 40, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elin 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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