Elmo Family History

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Elmo Name Meaning

from the personal name Elmo, probably a Germanic name derived from helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’. from a vernacular altered form of the personal name Erasmus (see Eramo).

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

Similar surnames: Helm, Alm, Elo, Elbe, Elm, Emm, Lello, Bello, Olmo, Gelo

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Elmo Family Origin

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Elmo Family Occupations

What did your Elmo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elmo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Elmo's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Boilermaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elmo. A less common occupation for the Elmo family was Shingle Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boilermaker

  • Shingle Maker


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

Elmo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elmo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmo 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 655 immigration records available for the last name Elmo. 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 719 military records available for the last name Elmo. For the veterans among your Elmo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elmo Life Expectancy

What is the average Elmo lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Elmo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Elmo in 1960 was 63, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elmo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elmo 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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