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Elsey Family History

Elsey Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Alfsi Elsi Old (English Ælfsige from ælf ‘elf’ + sige ‘victory’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kelsey, Else, Eley, Alley, Iley, Olney, Olsen, Exley, Ellen, Hessey

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Where is the Elsey family from?

You can see how Elsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elsey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Elsey families living in Manitoba. This was about 28% of all the recorded Elsey's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Elsey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Elsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Elsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Elsey. 37% of Elsey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Manager
    19%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Elsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elsey 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 Elsey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Elsey. For the veterans among your Elsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elsey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Elsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elsey in 1953 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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