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Eller Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’. German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller, reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

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


Similar surnames: Geller, Elmer, Zeller, Heller, Feller, Weller, Beller, Peller, Teller

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Where is the Eller family from?

You can see how Eller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Eller families living in North Carolina. This was about 44% of all the recorded Eller's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Eller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eller. 21% of Eller men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Eller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eller were Farming and Housework.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Eller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eller 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eller. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Eller. For the veterans among your Eller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Eller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eller in 1940 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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