Elmquist Family History

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Elmquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements älm(e) ‘elm grove’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Almquist, Holmquist, Palmquist, Blomquist, Enquist, Malmquist

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Elmquist Family Origin

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Elmquist Family Occupations

What did your Elmquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elmquist family was Butcher. The most common Elmquist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Elmquist's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Jeweler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elmquist.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Jeweler

  • Butcher


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

Elmquist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elmquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elmquist 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Elmquist. 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 689 military records available for the last name Elmquist. For the veterans among your Elmquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elmquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Elmquist lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Elmquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elmquist in 1954 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elmquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elmquist 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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