Eller Family History

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Eller Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’. German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller, reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

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

Similar surnames: Geller, Elmer, Zeller, Heller, Feller, Weller, Beller, Peller, Teller

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Eller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Eller Family Origin

Where is the Eller family from?

Eller Family Occupations

What did your Eller ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eller occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Eller's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Hatter and Clerk Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eller. A less common occupation for the Eller family was Fur Skin Dresser.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Hatter

  • Clerk Unemployed

  • Fur Skin Dresser


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

Eller Historical Records

What Eller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Eller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eller 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eller. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Eller. For the veterans among your Eller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eller Life Expectancy

What is the average Eller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Eller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eller in 1940 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eller 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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