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Elsasser Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Alsace (German Elsass, Yiddish Elzes), with the suffix -er indicating a native or inhabitant of a place. The name of the region (first attested in Latin documents in the form Alisatia) has traditionally been derived from Old High German ali ‘other’, ‘foreign’ + saz ‘seat’, ‘possession’, but Bahlow traces the first element back to a river name Ill or Ell.

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


Similar surnames: Elsass, Elsaesser, Lasser, Wasser, Sasser, Grasser, Flasher, Blaser

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Where is the Elsasser family from?

You can see how Elsasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elsasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Elsasser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Elsasser families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Elsasser's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Elsasser families in 1891.
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What did your Elsasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elsasser. 19% of Elsasser men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Elsasser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elsasser were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Elsasser lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Elsasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Elsasser in 1946 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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