Ellsworth Family History

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Ellsworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli (see Ellington) + Old English wor{dh} ‘enclosure’ (see Worth).

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

Similar surnames: Molesworth, Aylesworth, Dodsworth, Ainsworth, Unsworth, Dilworth

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Ellsworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ellsworth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ellsworth. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ellsworth Family Origin

Where is the Ellsworth family from?

Ellsworth Family Occupations

What did your Ellsworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ellsworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ellsworth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ellsworth family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ellsworth.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ellsworth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ellsworth Historical Records

What Ellsworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Ellsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellsworth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellsworth. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Ellsworth. For the veterans among your Ellsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellsworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellsworth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ellsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ellsworth in 1943 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellsworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellsworth ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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