Ellen Family History

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Ellen Name Meaning

English: from the usual medieval vernacular form of the female personal name Helen (Greek Helene). This was the name of the mother of Constantine the Great, a devout Christian who was credited with finding the True Cross. It was a popular name in Britain, due to the legend (which has no historical basis) that she was born in Britain. English: variant of Hillian. Dutch: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ellen-, as, for example, Ellenborg.

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

Similar surnames: Elsen, Allen, Hillen, Hellen, Eller, Ellena, Elbe, Elton, Sellen

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Ellen Family Origin

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Ellen Family Occupations

What did your Ellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ellen. The most common Ellen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Ellen's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ellen family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Annuitant


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

Ellen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Ellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellen 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ellen. For the veterans among your Ellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ellen in 1963 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellen 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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