Ellen Name Meaning

English: from the usual medieval vernacular form of the female personal name Helen (Greek Helene). This was the name of the mother of Constantine the Great, a devout Christian who was credited with finding the True Cross. It was a popular name in Britain, due to the legend (which has no historical basis) that she was born in Britain. English: variant of Hillian. Dutch: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ellen-, as, for example, Ellenborg.

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

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Ellen Family Origin

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Ellen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Ellen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ellen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ellen. A less common occupation for the Ellen family was Carpenter.

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Ellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ellen in 1963 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellen

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