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Elijah Name Meaning

Welsh, Jewish, and American: from the personal name Elijah, the usual English transliteration in the King James Bible (Old Testament) of the Hebrew name Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’, name of one of the Biblical prophets (see Elias). As a Welsh surname, this is a comparatively late adoption of the personal name, adopted after Old Testament given names became popular among Nonconformists.

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


Similar surnames: Elias, Elia, Klish, Elstad, Lian, Bligh, Oliva, Yelich, Lia, Elfman

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Elijah Family Origin

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Elijah Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    15%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elijah. The most common Elijah occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Elijah's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elijah family was Retired Farmer.

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Elijah Life Expectancy

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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