Ellison Family History

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Ellison Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Ellis.

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

Similar surnames: Allison, Elliston, Elison, Jellison, Ellickson, Kellison, Elkin

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Ellison Family Origin

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Ellison Family Occupations

What did your Ellison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ellison. 35% of Ellison men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Ellison women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellison were Clerk and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ellison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 255,000 census records available for the last name Ellison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellison 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellison. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Ellison. For the veterans among your Ellison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellison Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellison lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ellison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ellison in 1941 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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