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Where did the English Ellingsworth family come from? What is the English Ellingsworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ellingsworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ellingsworth family history?The ancestors of the Ellingsworth surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Cambridgeshire, where they derived their name from the place-name Elsworth. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Eli and worth, an Old English word for farm. The place-name translated literally as Eli's farm.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ellingsworth include Ellesworth, Elsworth, Ellsworth, Elisworth, Ellisworth, Elsworthy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellingsworth research. Another 343 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1280, 1400, 1600, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Ellingsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ellingsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Ellingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Ellingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Ellingsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellingsworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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