Elgen Family History

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Elgen 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.

Similar surnames: Ellen, Elsen, Eggen, Engen, Elden, Eigen, Ilgen, Elgin, Eagen, Allen

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Elgen Family Origin

Where is the Elgen family from?

Elgen Family Occupations

What did your Elgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Elgen occupation in the UK was Labourer. 50% of Elgen's were Labourers. Labourer and Local Wes Methodist Preacher Clerk Council Builder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elgen.

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  • Labourer

  • Local Wes Methodist Preacher Clerk Council Builder


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

Elgen Historical Records

What Elgen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 793 census records available for the last name Elgen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elgen 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 83 immigration records available for the last name Elgen. 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 114 military records available for the last name Elgen. For the veterans among your Elgen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Elgen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Elgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Elgen in 1960 was 34, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elgen 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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