Elfman Family History

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Elfman Name Meaning

German (Elfmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Elvede or Elbe. German (Elfmann): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements alf ‘ghost’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic):

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


Similar surnames: Elman, Lyman, Ulman, Eyman, Kelman, Alsman, Sellman, Mellman, Allman

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Elfman Family Origin

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Elfman Family Occupations

What did your Elfman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elfman. 18% of Elfman men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Elfman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elfman were Brick Layer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Brick Layer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%

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

Elfman Historical Records

What Elfman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Elfman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elfman 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Elfman. 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 397 military records available for the last name Elfman. For the veterans among your Elfman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elfman Life Expectancy

What is the average Elfman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Elfman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Elfman in 1961 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elfman

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