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Eller Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree from Middle Low German elre alre ‘alder’. German: habitational name from any of the places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas so called from an old stream name Elera Alira of Celtic origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h. English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): possibly a topographic name from Middle English eller ‘alder’ but there is no medieval evidence for the surname. In the case of the Yorkshire name it might be a variant of Ellers with loss of -s. Alternatively it may be a variant of Elder or Heller .

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


Similar surnames: Geller, Elmer, Zeller, Heller, Feller, Weller, Beller, Peller, Teller

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Where is the Eller family from?

You can see how Eller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 57 Eller families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Eller's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eller families in 1911.
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What did your Eller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Eller. 55% of Eller men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    55%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Eller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eller. 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 Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Eller. For the veterans among your Eller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Eller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eller in 1940 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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