Elm Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an elm tree or in an elm grove, from Middle English elm ‘elm’. German: habitational name from any of the various places so named. Swedish: ornamental name from älm(e) ‘elm grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Alm, Olm, Kelm, Eld, Ely, Elam, Palm, Ell, Kell

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Elm Family Origin

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Elm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    83%

In 1881, the most common Elm occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Elm's were Farmers.

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Elm Historical Records

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Elm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Elm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elm in 1948 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elm

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