Elkhart Family History

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Elkhart 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: Lahart, Eckhart, Hart, Lockhart, Wishart, Kiphart, Machart, De Hart

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Elkhart Family Origin

Where is the Elkhart family from?

Elkhart Family Occupations

What did your Elkhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elkhart family was Retired Farmer. The most common Elkhart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Elkhart's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Gun Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elkhart.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Gun Smith

  • Retired Farmer


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

Elkhart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244 census records available for the last name Elkhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elkhart 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Elkhart. 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 360 military records available for the last name Elkhart. For the veterans among your Elkhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elkhart Life Expectancy

What is the average Elkhart lifespan?

Between 1978 and 1998, in the United States, Elkhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Elkhart in 1978 was 101, and 93 in 1998.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elkhart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elkhart 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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