Elm Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an elm tree or in an elm grove, from Middle English elm ‘elm’. German: habitational name from any of the various places so named. Swedish: ornamental name from älm(e) ‘elm grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Alm, Olm, Kelm, Eld, Ely, Elam, Palm, Ell, Kell

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Elm Family Origin

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Elm Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    38%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    13%
  • Coal Dealer

    13%
  • Engineers Lab

    13%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Laborer and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elm. A less common occupation for the Elm family was Engineers Lab. The most common Elm occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 38% of Elm's were Agricultural Labourers.

Source: Census data for Elm | Data not to scale

Elm Historical Records

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Elm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Elm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elm in 1948 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elm

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