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Origins of the Ellison surname

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About the Ellisons

We have a total number of 75519 records for people with the last name Ellison.

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Where do most Ellisons live?

In 1921, most Ellisons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Ellisons

How common is your surname?

651st most common surname in the UK

We have 65,000 records for the Ellison surname. The oldest one dates back to 1540.

Who were Ellisons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Ellison first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ellisons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ellisons in 1921
Cotton Weaver






House Servant


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Ellisons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Cotton Weaver


Coal Miner Hewer


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