Elger Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Elger 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: Alger, Elmer, Egger, Eller, Eger, Elder, Felger, Enger, Belger, Elter

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Elger Family Origin

Where is the Elger family from?

Elger Family Occupations

What did your Elger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Elger occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Elger's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Elger family was Blacksmith. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Lab (In Charge Of Mill) and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elger.

View Census data for Elger | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Lab (In Charge Of Mill)

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Blacksmith


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

Elger Historical Records

What Elger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Elger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Elger

Passenger List

There are 808 immigration records available for the last name Elger. 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.

View all Elger immigration records

Draft Card

There are 985 military records available for the last name Elger. For the veterans among your Elger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Elger military records

You've only scratched the surface of Elger family history.

Elger Life Expectancy

What is the average Elger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Elger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Elger in 1962 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elger 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.

Look up another name