Elgin Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Elgin, a place in Moray.

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


Similar surnames: Ellin, Plein, Rogin, Yellin, Elia, Elkin, Lein, Elzie, Elden, Bellin

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Elgin Family Origin

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Elgin Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • Brush Maker

    13%
  • Dyer

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Elgin family was Farmer. The most common Elgin occupation in Canada was Laborer. 38% of Elgin's were Laborers. Laborer, Brush Maker and Dyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elgin.

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Elgin Historical Records

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Elgin Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Elgin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elgin in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elgin

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