Eltham Family History

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Eltham Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Eltham Family Origin

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Eltham Family Occupations

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

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  • Sawyer

    17%
  • Laundress

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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In 1881, the most common Eltham occupation in the UK was Sawyer. 17% of Eltham's were Sawyers. Sawyer, Laundress and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eltham. A less common occupation for the Eltham family was Blacksmith.

Source: Census data for Eltham | Data not to scale

Eltham Historical Records

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Eltham Life Expectancy

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Famous Eltham Family

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