Elrod Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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


Similar surnames: Rod, Elson, Walrod, Elwood, Elton, Elford, Penrod, Eldon, Strom, Eld

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Elrod Family Origin

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Elrod Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elrod family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elrod. The most common Elrod occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Elrod's were Farmers.

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Elrod Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Elrod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Elrod in 1944 was 19, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elrod

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