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Origins of the Elder surname

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About the Elders

We have a total number of 35127 records for people with the last name Elder.

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Where do most Elders live?

In 1921, most Elders lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Elders

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 25,000 records for the Elder surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Elders most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Elder first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Elders

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Elders in 1921
Dressmaker

121

Domestic Servant

100

F S

87

Housekeeper

81

House Keeper

69

Common Male occupations for Elders in 1921
Yeoman

184

Weaver

155

Farmer

139

Baker

117

Farm Servant

117

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