Elson Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Hampshire and Shropshire named Elson. The former is named from the Old English personal name Æ{dh}elswi{dh} (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + swi{dh} ‘strong’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tun ‘settlement’ or dun ‘hill’. English: variant spelling of Ellson. Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elye, from Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Elijah’ (see Elias).

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Elston, Eldon, Melson, Belson, Kelson, Elsen, Yelton, Nelson

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Elson Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Elson family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elson. The most common Elson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Elson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Elson Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Elson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elson in 1947 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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