Elman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Hellmann (see Heller), reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h. German (Elmann): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Adelman, composed of the elements adal ‘noble (family)’ + man ‘man’. English: occupational name for a seller of oil, from Middle English ele ‘oil’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Selman, Elfman, Kelman, Helman, Eyman, Edman, Ulman, Belman, German

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Elman Family Origin

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Elman Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    22%
  • Brass Finisher

    11%
  • Currier

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

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In 1880, Keeping House, Brass Finisher and Currier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elman. The most common Elman occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 22% of Elman's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Elman family was Farmer.

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Elman Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Elman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Elman in 1957 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elman

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