Elk Name Meaning

Perhaps a shortened form of the Dutch family name van Elk, a habitational name from someone from Othée (Dutch: Elch) in the province of Liège.

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


Similar surnames: Ell, Elm, Eck, Olk, Selk, Vlk, Ely, Elo, Els, Mak

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Elk Family Origin

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Elk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Cooper

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elk family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elk. The most common Elk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Elk's were Farmers.

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Elk Historical Records

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Elk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Elk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Elk in 1950 was 41, and 94 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elk

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