Elsen Family History
Elsen Name Meaning
German Flemish and Dutch: metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth ). German; Dutch (also Van Elsen): habitational name from a place so named in North Rhine-Westphalia. Flemish and Dutch (also Van Elsen): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Elzen for example in North Brabant in the Netherlands and in the provinces of Brabant and Liège in Belgium. Flemish and Dutch (also Van den Elsen): topographic name from the plural of els ‘alder’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022