Ellenbogen Family History

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Ellenbogen Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river, from Middle High German el(l)enboge ‘elbow’, or habitational name from any of several places named Ellenbogen or Ehlenbogen from this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Ellenbogen ‘elbow’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Ellenberg, Ellender, Eisenbraun, Ellenberger, Ellwanger, Altenhofen

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Ellenbogen Family Origin

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Ellenbogen Family Occupations

What did your Ellenbogen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ellenbogen family was Traveling Agt.. Merchant and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ellenbogen. The most common Ellenbogen occupation in the USA was Merchant. 33% of Ellenbogen's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant

  • Shoemaker

  • Traveling Agt.


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

Ellenbogen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ellenbogen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellenbogen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellenbogen. 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 651 military records available for the last name Ellenbogen. For the veterans among your Ellenbogen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellenbogen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellenbogen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ellenbogen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ellenbogen in 1960 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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