The Ely Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Ely family.

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The Ely Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Ely
1841 Census53
1851 Census386
1861 Census608
1871 Census953
1881 Census1206
1891 Census1452
1901 Census1859
1911 Census2073

Most Frequent Forenames for the Ely Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Ely 11 28 41 55 61 68 95 82
Mary Ely 2 23 38 62 65 69 74 74
John Ely 3 23 31 46 52 52 65 74
George Ely 2 22 22 41 49 69 77 77
Elizabeth Ely 5 16 26 50 54 49 51 37
Sarah Ely 2 25 31 44 36 41 33 34
Charles Ely 1 11 20 31 39 49 47 55
Thomas Ely 0 11 17 23 35 39 40 39
James Ely 1 10 14 28 25 28 35 24
Alice Ely 0 3 5 12 28 41 57 51
Henry Ely 0 10 18 20 16 26 30 29
Robert Ely 0 10 8 15 21 20 21 31
Arthur Ely 0 4 5 11 21 23 34 36
Alfred Ely 1 7 6 18 21 28 25 33
Ellen Ely 1 5 11 17 24 21 32 25
Annie Ely 0 0 2 6 22 30 42 42
Emma Ely 1 8 17 23 17 15 22 18
Eliza Ely 2 11 14 17 18 18 21 19
Florence Ely 0 0 1 0 14 29 32 31

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Ely family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Ely

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