Elliott Family History

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Elliott Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name A{dh}elgeat (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + Geat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn), and the female personal name A{dh}elg¯{dh} (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + g¯{dh} ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald (see Ellwood). English: from a pet form of Ellis. Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Herriott, Elliff, Elliot, Wilcott, Ellett, Flott, Pollitt

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Elliott Family Origin

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Elliott Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Elliott. 37% of Elliott men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Elliott women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elliott were Carpenter and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Income

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

Elliott Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 123,000 immigration records available for the last name Elliott. 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 182,000 military records available for the last name Elliott. For the veterans among your Elliott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elliott Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Elliott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elliott in 1940 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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