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Elling Name Meaning

North German and Dutch (northeastern Netherlands): habitational name from a farm so named which once belonged to a certain Elle (see Ellen ) and his kin.

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

Similar surnames: Erling, Etling, Belling, Alling, Welling, Helling, Delling, Melling

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Where is the Elling family from?

You can see how Elling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Elling families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Elling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Elling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elling. 32% of Elling men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Elling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elling were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Elling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elling 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elling. For the veterans among your Elling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elling lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Elling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elling in 1956 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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