Elgey Family History

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Elgey 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: Elsey, Eley, Elley, Elzey, Alger, Engel, Algeo, Elmer, Ellen, Ley

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Elgey Family Origin

Where is the Elgey family from?

Elgey Family Occupations

What did your Elgey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Joiner and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elgey. A less common occupation for the Elgey family was Boiler Minder Blast Furnmaces (Stocker). The most common Elgey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 19% of Elgey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Blacksmith

  • Boiler Minder Blast Furnmaces (Stocker)


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

Elgey Historical Records

What Elgey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elgey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elgey 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 Elgey

Passenger List

There are 149 immigration records available for the last name Elgey. 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 129 military records available for the last name Elgey. For the veterans among your Elgey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elgey Life Expectancy

What is the average Elgey lifespan?

Average Elgey life expectancy in 1974 was 69 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elgey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elgey 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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