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Elvington Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire): habitational name from Elvington in East Yorkshire from the Old English male personal name Ælfwine or female name Ælfwynn + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. This surname has now died out in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Ellington, Elkington, Covington, Allington, Essington, Edrington

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Where is the Elvington family from?

You can see how Elvington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elvington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elvington families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Elvington families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Elvington's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Elvington families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elvington surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elvington ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Elvington. 58% of Elvington men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elvington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elvington 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 54 immigration records available for the last name Elvington. 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 290 military records available for the last name Elvington. For the veterans among your Elvington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elvington lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Elvington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Elvington in 1958 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

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