Elsen Name Meaning

metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth). probably also a shortened form of van Elsen, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named Elzen, for example in North Brabant, or in the Belgian provinces of Brabant and Liège. Alternatively, it may be from van den Elsen, a topographic name from the plural of els ‘alder’.

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


Similar surnames: Ellen, Elson, Olsen, Elbe, Else, Felsen, Elton, Elston, Essen, Eisen

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Elsen Family Origin

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Elsen Family Occupations

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  • Engine Fitter

    50%
  • Packing Case Maker

    50%

In 1881, Engine Fitter and Packing Case Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Elsen. The most common Elsen occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 50% of Elsen's were Engine Fitters.

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Between 1957 and 2004, Elsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Elsen in 1957 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elsen

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