Elyea Family History

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Elyea Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier or Hélier (see Alyea).

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

Similar surnames: Alyea, Belyea, Elsea, Ely, Cayea, Elder, Belyeu, Elsen, Lye, Eley

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Elyea Family Origin

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Elyea Family Occupations

What did your Elyea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elyea family was Farm Laborer. The most common Elyea occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Elyea's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elyea.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Elyea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elyea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elyea 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Elyea. 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 339 military records available for the last name Elyea. For the veterans among your Elyea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elyea Life Expectancy

What is the average Elyea lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elyea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Elyea in 1957 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elyea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elyea 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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