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Elsass Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Alsace, German Elsass (see Elsasser).

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


Similar surnames: Elsasser, Klass, Glass, Blass, Elgart, Fass, Sas, Elias, Plass, Lass

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Elsass Family Origin

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Elsass Family Occupations

What did your Elsass ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elsass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Elsass's were Farmers. Farmer, Dry Goods Dealer and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elsass. A less common occupation for the Elsass family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Dry Goods Dealer

    8%
  • Engineer

    8%
  • Farm Hand

    8%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elsass ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Elsass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elsass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elsass 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 Elsass. 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 Elsass. For the veterans among your Elsass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elsass Life Expectancy

What is the average Elsass lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Elsass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Elsass in 1958 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elsass

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elsass 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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