Elison Family History

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Elison Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Ellis. Scandinavian: Americanized form of Eliassen or Eliasson.

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

Similar surnames: Ellison, Elson, Edison, Emison, Eliason, Eidson, Jellison, Rolison

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Elison Family Origin

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Elison Family Occupations

What did your Elison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Elison occupation in the UK was Carter. 17% of Elison's were Carters. Carter, Coal Miner and Colliery Engineman Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elison. A less common occupation for the Elison family was Coml Traveller (Wine & Spirit).

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  • Carter

  • Coal Miner

  • Colliery Engineman Driver

  • Coml Traveller (Wine & Spirit)


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

Elison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Elison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elison 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Elison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 995 military records available for the last name Elison. For the veterans among your Elison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elison Life Expectancy

What is the average Elison lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Elison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elison in 1961 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elison 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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