Elizabeth Family History

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Elizabeth Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Dutch family name Elisabeth, from the female personal name derived from the Biblical name meaning ‘God is my oath’. The name was particularly popular in the Middle Ages, notably after the canonization of Elisabeth, Duchess of Thuringia around 1230.

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


Similar surnames: Elijah, Eiben, Eltzroth, Eleazer, Nazareth, Lieto, Labit, Elia

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Elizabeth Family Origin

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Elizabeth Family Occupations

What did your Elizabeth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, At Home and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elizabeth. The most common Elizabeth occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Elizabeth's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Elizabeth family was H. Keeping.

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  • Keeping House

    40%
  • At Home

    20%
  • Cook

    20%
  • H. Keeping

    20%

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

Elizabeth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elizabeth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elizabeth 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Elizabeth. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elizabeth. For the veterans among your Elizabeth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elizabeth Life Expectancy

What is the average Elizabeth lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Elizabeth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Elizabeth in 1966 was 78, and 88 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elizabeth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elizabeth 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.

Famous Elizabeth Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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