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Where did the English Elm family come from? What is the English Elm family crest and coat of arms? When did the Elm family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Elm family history?The present generation of the Elm family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers by the elms. The name means at the elms from the residence beside a clump of elm-trees.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Elm include Elms, Elmes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elm research. Another 352 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1317, 1339, 1356, 1646, and 1705 are included under the topic Early Elm History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Elm were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Elm Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Elm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elm 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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