Elkin Family History

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Elkin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Elis (see Ellis). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Elke + the Slavic suffix -in. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elke, a pet form of Elijah + the Slavic suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Belkin, Etkin, Eskin, Lakin, Temkin, Elson, Ellin, Makin, Nelkin

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Elkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Elkin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Elkin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Elkin Family Origin

Where is the Elkin family from?

Elkin Family Occupations

What did your Elkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer & Trader and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elkin. A less common occupation for the Elkin family was Farmer Son And Student. The most common Elkin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Elkin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Trader

  • Farmer Son

  • Farmer Son And Student


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elkin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Elkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Elkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elkin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Elkin. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Elkin. For the veterans among your Elkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Elkin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Elkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Elkin in 1942 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elkin 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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