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

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Elam Family Origin

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Elam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elam. The most common Elam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Elam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elam family was Farming.

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Elam Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elam

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