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Origin and Meaning of Elison

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E*li"son
  1. Division; separation.(Obs)
  2. [Gram] The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together.

Etymology: L. elisio, fr. elidere elisum, to strike out: cf. F. élision. See Elide

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Popularity of Elison as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elison U.S.
  White 90.98% 64.26%
  African American 5.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elison

People with the last name Elison are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elison

  • How Popular is the name Elison? Elison is the 42,517th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elison was the 29,854th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68 babies born with the first name Elison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elison to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elison is Thursday, April 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Elison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elison was in 2016 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Elison: Your name in reverse order is Nosile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neilso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 787 people with the last name Elison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elison? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elison as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Elison born Oct 26, 1939

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)