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Elsasser Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Alsace (German Elsass, Yiddish Elzes), with the suffix -er indicating a native or inhabitant of a place. The name of the region (first attested in Latin documents in the form Alisatia) has traditionally been derived from Old High German ali ‘other’, ‘foreign’ + saz ‘seat’, ‘possession’, but Bahlow traces the first element back to a river name Ill or Ell.

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

Similar surnames: Elsass, Elsaesser, Lasser, Wasser, Sasser, Grasser, Flasher, Blaser

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Elsasser Family Origin

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Elsasser Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Elsasser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Elsasser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elsasser family was Barber. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elsasser.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Barber


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Elsasser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Elsasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elsasser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Elsasser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Elsasser. For the veterans among your Elsasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elsasser Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Elsasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Elsasser in 1946 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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