Elcom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Elcom family

The surname Elcom was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1306 when de Elacombe held a family seat at the Halden Hills.

Important Dates for the Elcom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elcom research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Elcom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elcom Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elcom family name include Ellacombe, Ellicombe, Ellicomb, Ellacomb, Elcom, Elcum, Elcomb, Elacombe, Elacomb, Ellcum and many more.

Early Notables of the Elcom family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Elcom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elcom migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Elcom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Citations

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
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