Elster Family History

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Elster Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named. This is also the name of a river in Saxony, which in some cases may have given rise to the family name.

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


Similar surnames: Easter, Elsner, Doster, Eyster, Poster, Bester, Oster, Hoster, Ester

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Elster Family Origin

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Elster Family Occupations

What did your Elster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elster. A less common occupation for the Elster family was Barber. The most common Elster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Elster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Barber

    4%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Elster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elster 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Elster. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elster. For the veterans among your Elster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elster Life Expectancy

What is the average Elster lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Elster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Elster in 1959 was 29, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elster 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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