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Elson Family History

Elson Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Hampshire and Shropshire named Elson. The former is named from the Old English personal name Æ{dh}elswi{dh} (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + swi{dh} ‘strong’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tun ‘settlement’ or dun ‘hill’.English: variant spelling of Ellson.Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elye, from Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Elijah’ (see Elias).

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

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Name Distribution of Elson Families

  • Number of Elson families
     43 - 84
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Elson families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Elson families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Elson Family Origin

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Elson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Elson

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Elson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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