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Elio Surname History

The Elio family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in Liddesdale and Teviotdale where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages. The name is actually derived from the Old English personal name Elwald or Aelfwald, but this name is now all but extinct as a personal name.

Early Origins of the Elio family

The surname Elio was first found in Liddesdale, and Teviotdale. Although originally from Elliott, a village near Forfar, this Clan was persuaded by the Douglases to move south to help defend the border in 1396. There they became one of the most influential clans. Some of the notable personalities were "Archie Fire the Braes," "Hob of the Park," "Little Jock of the Park," "Jock Half Lugs," "Jock A'God's Name," "Gibbe Wi' the Gowden Gartens."

Early History of the Elio family

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Elio Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Elio has been spelled Elliott, Elliot, Eliot, Eliott, Ellegett, Ellegot, Ellecot, Ellacott, Ellacot, Ellgate, Ellett, Ellit and many more.

Early Notables of the Elio family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir John Eliot (1592-1632), an English statesman who was serially imprisoned in the Tower of London by King Charles I for advocating the rights and privileges of Parliament; George Elliott (ca. 1636-1668), English surgeon to the Earl of Teviot's Regiment; John Eliot (c. 1604-1690), English Puritan missionary to the American Indians from Widford, Hertfordshire; John Eliot...
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Migration of the Elio family to Ireland

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Migration of the Elio family to the New World and Oceana

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Elio: Lewis Ellett who settled in Virginia in 1721; Margeret Ellgate settled in Barbados in 1635; Michael Elligot settled in Quebec in 1825; George, Hugh, Joseph, Robert, and Thomas Elliott settled in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1840.

Contemporary Notables of the name Elio (post 1700)

  • Francisco Javier González de Castejón y Elío (1848-1919), Marqués del Vadillo, Spanish politician
  • Carlos Miranda y Elío, Spanish diplomat
  • Elio Crovetto (1926-2000), Italian actor, comedian and television personality
  • Elio Fiorucci (1935-2015), Italian fashion designer and the founder of the Fiorucci fashion label
  • Elio Pecoraro (b. 1967), retired Italian professional football player who played from 1985 to 1993
  • Elio Marchetti (b. 1974), Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer
  • Elio Battaglia, Italian baritone, singing teacher, and author
  • Elio Fidel Villate Lam, Cuban painter
  • Elio Gaspari (b. 1944), Italian-born, Brazilian journalist and writer
  • Elio Chacón Rodríguez (1936-1992), Venezuela Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop

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