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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In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Elm. 67% of Elm men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Elm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elm were Supennt and Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Logger
    12%
  • Supennt
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Wife
    34%

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

Elm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Elm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elm 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

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Elm. For the veterans among your Elm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elm Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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