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Ellery Family History

Ellery Name Meaning

English: variant of Hillary.

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


Similar surnames: Ellerd, Ellert, Hillery, Ellers, Elley, Teller, Ellen, Ellerby, Eller

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Where is the Ellery family from?

You can see how Ellery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ellery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ellery families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 159 Ellery families living in Cornwall. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ellery's in the UK. Cornwall had the highest population of Ellery families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ellery surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ellery ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ellery. 13% of Ellery men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Ellery women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellery were Carpenter and Household Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Household Duties
    2%
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What Ellery family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Ellery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellery census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ellery. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ellery. For the veterans among your Ellery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ellery lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ellery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ellery in 1944 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

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