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Elias Name Meaning

Greek, Spanish (Elías), Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, French (Élias), German, Dutch, Hungarian (Éliás), Czech (Eliáš), and Jewish: from a medieval personal name, the New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’ (Anglicized as Elijah in the Old Testament of the King James Bible). This name was borne by a Biblical prophet, but its popularity among Christians in the Middle Ages was a result of its adoption by various early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Syracuse and a 9th-century Spanish martyr.

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

Similar surnames: Elijah, Melis, Lias, Lis, Arias, Elman, Blas, Livas, Elia, Bliss

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Elias Family Origin

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Elias Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Elias. 14% of Elias men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Elias women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elias were Plasterer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Plasterer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Duties

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

Elias Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Elias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elias 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Elias. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Elias. For the veterans among your Elias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elias Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Elias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elias in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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