Elvington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Elvington family

The surname Elvington was first found in Midlothian, where they were granted lands by King Robert the I of Scotland. Elvington is a parish in the East Riding or Yorkshire. "This place derives its name, according to some, from the ancient eel-fisheries in the district; according to others, from Aluf, a Saxon, to whom Elvington, then written Alvintone, is described in Domesday Book as belonging: some, again, deduce it from the Latin Alveus." [1]

Early History of the Elvington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elvington research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1300, 1431, 1514, 1513, 1513, 1510, 1547, 1530, 1602, 1552, 1638, 1553, 1612, 1577, 1648, 1654, 1647, 1669, 1649 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Elvington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elvington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Elphinstone, Elphinston, Elphingston and many more.

Early Notables of the Elvington family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was William Elphinstone (1431-1514), Scottish statesman, Bishop of Aberdeen and founder of the University of Aberdeen; Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone (died 1513) killed at the Battle of Flodden in September 1513; Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Elphinstone (1510-1547); Robert Elphinstone, 3rd...
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Migration of the Elvington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Will and Anne Elphingston who settled in Georgia in 1733; Alexander Elphinstone arrived in Philadelphia in 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Elvington (post 1700) +

  • Elvington P. Spinney, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1928; Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from York County, 1933 [2]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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