Elkins Family History

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Elkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Elkin 1.

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

Similar surnames: Elkin, Alkins, Eakins, Ekins, Edkins, Ellens, Elkind, Felkins

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Elkins Family Origin

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Elkins Family Occupations

What did your Elkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Elkins's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elkins. A less common occupation for the Elkins family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Elkins Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Elkins Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Elkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elkins in 1941 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elkins 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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