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Elms Family History

Elms Name Meaning

English: variant of Elm.

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

Similar surnames: Elmes, Nelms, Helms, Elm, Ells, Alms, Helme, Jelks, Elks, Beams

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Where is the Elms family from?

You can see how Elms families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elms family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elms families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Elms families living in Arkansas. This was about 13% of all the recorded Elms's in the USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Elms families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elms surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elms ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elms. 23% of Elms men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Elms women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elms were Farming and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Elms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elms 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Elms. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Elms. For the veterans among your Elms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elms lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Elms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Elms in 1949 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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