Eldon Family History

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Eldon Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Eldon in County Durham or Elveden in Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Ella + dun ‘hill’; the second from Old English elfitu ‘swan’ or elf ‘elf’, ‘fairy’ + denu ‘valley’. English: nickname from Middle English eld ‘old’ + hine ‘servant’.

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Elson, Lyon, Felton, Weldon, Eden, Elden, Alden, Pelton

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Eldon Family Origin

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Eldon Family Occupations

What did your Eldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Eldon. 24% of Eldon men worked as a Carpenter and 88% of Eldon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eldon were Motor Driver and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
    24%
  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Iron Ore Miner
    16%
  • Motor Driver
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

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

Eldon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Eldon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eldon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eldon. 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 954 military records available for the last name Eldon. For the veterans among your Eldon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eldon Life Expectancy

What is the average Eldon lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2002, in the United States, Eldon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Eldon in 1949 was 48, and 76 in 2002.

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