Elam Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Elam Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English ?l ‘eel’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. There is also an Elam Grange in Bingley, West Yorkshire, but the current distribution of the name in the British Isles suggests that it did not contribute significantly to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Elm, Eland, Alam, Flam, Law, Glad, Alm, Olan, Lam, Emm

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Elam Family Origin

Where is the Elam family from?

Elam Family Occupations

What did your Elam ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Elam.

View Census data for Elam | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Elam Historical Records

What Elam family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Elam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Elam

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Elam immigration records

Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Elam. For the veterans among your Elam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Elam military records

You've only scratched the surface of Elam family history.

Elam Life Expectancy

What is the average Elam lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Elam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Elam in 1944 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elam

Famous Elam Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name