Elwson Family History

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Elwson Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Elson, Elison, Ellson, Elton, Elston, Nelson, Elsen, Melson, Eldon

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Elwson Family Origin

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Elwson Family Occupations

What did your Elwson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, School Hand was the top reported job for people in the US named Elwson.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • School Hand

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

Elwson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14 census records available for the last name Elwson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elwson 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 4 immigration records available for the last name Elwson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Elwson. For the veterans among your Elwson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elwson Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elwson 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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