Elm Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an elm tree or in an elm grove, from Middle English elm ‘elm’. German: habitational name from any of the various places so named. Swedish: ornamental name from älm(e) ‘elm grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Alm, Olm, Kelm, Eld, Ely, Elam, Palm, Ell, Kell

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Elm Family Origin

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Elm Family Occupations

What did your Elm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elm. The most common Elm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Elm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elm family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Elm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Elm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Elm. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Elm. For the veterans among your Elm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elm Life Expectancy

What is the average Elm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Elm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elm in 1948 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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