Popularity of the last name by country

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Origine of last name

ELLISON : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Ellis">Ellis</a> (Old Testament Elijah) + -son. In the US this surname (in any of the three possible senses; see also 2 and 3 below) is also established among African Americans.2: English: from the Middle English Old French female personal name Elissent Elisant ancient Germanic Elisind.3: Scottish: sometimes a post-medieval variant of <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Allison">Allison</a> which is mainly concentrated in northern England and southwestern Scotland. There is a similar Scottish variation between Alison and Elison as female personal names.4: Americanized form of some original Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname (most likely based on Yiddish form of the Biblical personal name Elijah).

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