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Find more Ellison relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 812 more people named Ellison in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 20,000 people named Ellison in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Ellison in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 20,812 people named Ellison were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4,321 reported their race as other than white
  • 3,106 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $827
  • For 10,325 females, Ruth was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Ellison families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 2,376 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 12% were first-generation Americans