Elsen Family History

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Elsen Name Meaning

metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth). probably also a shortened form of van Elsen, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Elzen, for example in North Brabant, or in the Belgian provinces of Brabant and Liège. Alternatively, it may be from van den Elsen, a topographic name from the plural of els ‘alder’.

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

Similar surnames: Ellen, Elson, Olsen, Elbe, Else, Felsen, Elton, Elston, Essen, Eisen

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Elsen Family Origin

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Elsen Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Elsen. 21% of Elsen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Elsen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elsen were Painter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Teacher

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

Elsen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Elsen Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Elsen in 1957 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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