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Else Name Meaning

English: variant of Ells or Ellis . North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder or alders Middle Low German else or a habitational name from any of various places formed with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Elsen, Elbe, Hulse, Beese, Ilse, Elsner, Elsea, Esser, Huse, Pels

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Where is the Else family from?

You can see how Else families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Else family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Else families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 35 Else families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Else's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Else families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Else surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Else ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Else. 34% of Else men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Else. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Else 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 Else. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Else. For the veterans among your Else ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Else lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Else life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Else in 1950 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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