Elsen Name Meaning

metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth). probably also a shortened form of van Elsen, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Elzen, for example in North Brabant, or in the Belgian provinces of Brabant and Liège. Alternatively, it may be from van den Elsen, a topographic name from the plural of els ‘alder’.

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

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Elsen Family Origin

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Elsen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Bandsman West Pt

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elsen. A less common occupation for the Elsen family was Bandsman West Pt. The most common Elsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Elsen's were Farmers.

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Elsen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Elsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Elsen in 1957 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elsen

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