Eld Name Meaning

English: distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English eld ‘old’ (from Old English eald). Swedish: ornamental name from Old Norse eldr ‘flame’, ‘fire’.

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

Similar surnames: Old, Elm, Eid, End, Ell, Held, Elg, Ely, Weld, Elden

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Eld Family Origin

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Eld Family Occupations

What did your Eld ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eld occupation in the UK was (Sadler) Cased Hame Finisher. 2% of Eld's were (Sadler) Cased Hame Finishers. (Sadler) Cased Hame Finisher, (Sadler) Hame & Chain Maker Employing 23 Men & 2 Boys and ... No Occupation were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eld. A less common occupation for the Eld family was Ag Labourer.

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  • (Sadler) Cased Hame Finisher

  • (Sadler) Hame & Chain Maker Employing 23 Men & 2 Boys

  • ... No Occupation

  • Ag Labourer


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Eld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Eld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eld 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Eld. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Eld. For the veterans among your Eld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eld Life Expectancy

What is the average Eld lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Eld in 1954 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eld 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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