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Ellis Family History

Ellis Name Meaning
English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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

8,187,173 Historical Documents with Ellis on Ancestry.co.uk
2,169,516 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
216,821 Military Records
129,507 Immigration Records
1,559,274 Census and Voter Lists
4,112,055 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ellis Families

  • Number of Ellis families
     4,181 - 8,359
     1,394 - 4,180
     1 - 1,393
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ellis families
     163 - 323
     55 - 162
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ellis census records

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Ellis Family Origin

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Ellis Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Ellis Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Ellis Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Ellis census records

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Military Service by Ellis

Did the Ellises fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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