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Elkington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from North or South Elkington in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English personal name (possibly Ea(n)lac) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Elkington in Northamptonshire is not the source of the family name: it did not acquire the name until 1617, before which it was Eltington or Elteton.

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


Similar surnames: Ellington, Elvington, Allington, Edrington, Edington, Pilkington

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Elkington Family Origin

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Elkington Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Elkington family was Taxidermist. Labourer, County Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elkington. The most common Elkington occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Elkington's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • County Clerk

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Taxidermist

    17%

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Elkington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elkington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elkington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Elkington. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elkington. For the veterans among your Elkington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elkington Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Elkington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elkington in 1963 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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