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Ellinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Ellingen or Elling (Austria) or from Öllingen near Ulm. English: perhaps from a colloquial pronunciation of the female personal name Eleanor (see Ellender ) with [n] pronounced [ŋ].

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dellinger, Erlinger, Fellinger, Allinger, Mellinger, Hellinger

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Where is the Ellinger family from?

You can see how Ellinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ellinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ellinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Ellinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Ellinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ellinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ellinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ellinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ellinger. 18% of Ellinger men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ellinger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellinger were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellinger. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ellinger. For the veterans among your Ellinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ellinger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ellinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ellinger in 1945 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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