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Origins of the Elsworth surname

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About the Elsworths

We have a total number of 13360 records for people with the last name Elsworth.

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Where do most Elsworths live?

In 1921, most Elsworths lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Elsworths

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 12,200 records for the Elsworth surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Elsworths most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Elsworth first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Elsworths

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

Common Female occupations for Elsworths in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Worsted Weaver


Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Elsworths in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer






General Labourer


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