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Ellers Name Meaning

Respelling of German Ehlers. English: habitational name from High and Low Ellers in West Yorkshire, named from Old English alras, plural of alor ‘alder’.

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


Similar surnames: Eller, Feller, Ellerby, Zeller, Deller, Elfers, Sellers, Illes, Alles

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Where is the Ellers family from?

You can see how Ellers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ellers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ellers families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ellers families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ellers's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ellers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ellers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ellers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ellers. 21% of Ellers men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Ellers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellers were Mechanic and Waitress. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ellers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellers 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 610 immigration records available for the last name Ellers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 893 military records available for the last name Ellers. For the veterans among your Ellers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ellers lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ellers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Ellers in 1960 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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