Ellis Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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

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Ellis Family Origin

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Ellis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ellis family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ellis. The most common Ellis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Ellis's were Farmers.

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Ellis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Ellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ellis in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellis

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