Elsner Family History

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Elsner Name Meaning

German: in Silesia, a topographic name from Slavic olesna ‘alder’. In northern Germany it has the same meaning, but is derived from Middle Low German else ‘alder’. It may also be a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Essner, Ellner, Elster, Eisner, Else, Elsen, Risner, Easter, Esper

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Elsner Family Origin

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Elsner Family Occupations

What did your Elsner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Dressmaking were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elsner. The most common Elsner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Elsner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Elsner family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Dressmaking

  • Farming


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

Elsner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Elsner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elsner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Elsner. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Elsner. For the veterans among your Elsner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elsner Life Expectancy

What is the average Elsner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Elsner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Elsner in 1954 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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