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Elizabeth Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Elizabeth which owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the fact that it was borne by John the Baptist's mother. The original form of the name was Hebrew Elisheva ‘my God (is my) oath’ and it appears thus in Exodus 23 as the name of Aaron's wife. By New Testament times the second element had been altered to Hebrew shabat ‘rest Sabbath’. The personal name became even more popular after the canonization of Elisabeth Duchess of Thuringia around 1230. See also Isabel . West Indian (Dutch Caribbean): from the female personal name Elizabeth (see 1 above). It is one of the surnames (compare Martina ) that reflect the partially mother-oriented name culture of the formerly enslaved people in the West Indies.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Elijah, Eiben, Eltzroth, Eleazer, Nazareth, Lieto, Labit, Elia

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You can see how Elizabeth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elizabeth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elizabeth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Elizabeth families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Elizabeth's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Elizabeth families in 1911.
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What did your Elizabeth ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Elizabeth. 100% of Elizabeth men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Elizabeth women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Elizabeth. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Elizabeth. For the veterans among your Elizabeth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elizabeth lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Elizabeth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Elizabeth in 1966 was 78, and 88 in 2002.

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