Eld Name Meaning

English: distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English eld ‘old’ (from Old English eald). Swedish: ornamental name from Old Norse eldr ‘flame’, ‘fire’.

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

Similar surnames: Old, Elm, Eid, End, Ell, Held, Elg, Ely, Weld, Elden

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Eld Family Origin

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Eld Family Occupations

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In 1939, Factory Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Eld. 5% of Eld men worked as a Factory Labourer and 42% of Eld women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eld were Bricklayer Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Factory Labourer
  • Insurance Agent
  • Boot shoe Warehouseman
  • Bricklayer Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Eld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Eld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eld 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Eld. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Eld. For the veterans among your Eld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eld Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eld in 1954 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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