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Ells Name Meaning

English (London and Kent): variant of Ellis or a variant of Ell with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Elles, Eells, Fells, Elms, Sells, Alls, Bellis, Ellis, Mells, Klos

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Where is the Ells family from?

You can see how Ells families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ells family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ells families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 106 Ells families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 81% of all the recorded Ells's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Ells families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ells surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ells ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ells. 59% of Ells men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ells women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ells were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ells census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ells. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ells. For the veterans among your Ells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ells lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ells in 1958 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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