Elo Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from elo ‘life’, ‘harvest’; ‘grain’. It was adopted by many Finns during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in southern and western parts of the country. Hungarian (Élo): from a pet form of Éliás (see Elias).

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

Similar surnames: Elk, Elm, Gelo, Lu, Eld, Elmo, Els, Ell, Rao, Eto

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Elo Family Origin

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Elo Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Elo occupation in the USA was Farming & Housekeeping. 100% of Elo's were Farming & Housekeepings.

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Elo Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Elo Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Elo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elo in 1940 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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