Else Family History

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Else Name Meaning

English: variant of Ell. North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder or alders, Middle Low German else.

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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Else Family Origin

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Else Family Occupations

What did your Else ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman and Cleaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Else. 14% of Else men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Else women worked as a Cleaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Else were Machinist and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cleaner
  • Manager
  • Student

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

Else Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Else Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Else 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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