Elrod Family History

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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

What did your Elrod ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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Elrod Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elrod. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elrod 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

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Elrod. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Elrod. For the veterans among your Elrod ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elrod Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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