Elsey Family History

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Elsey Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name El(f)si, Old English Ælfsige, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + sige ‘victory’.

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


Similar surnames: Kelsey, Else, Eley, Alley, Iley, Olney, Olsen, Exley, Ellen, Hessey

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Elsey Family Origin

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Elsey Family Occupations

What did your Elsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Elsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elsey. A less common occupation for the Elsey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Elsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Elsey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Elsey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elsey. For the veterans among your Elsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Elsey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Elsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Elsey in 1953 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elsey 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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