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Elfinstone Early Origins



The surname Elfinstone 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Elfinstone Spelling Variations


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Elfinstone Spelling Variations



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

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Elfinstone Early History


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Elfinstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elfinstone research. Another 277 words (20 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 Elfinstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elfinstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elfinstone Early Notables (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...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elfinstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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The Elfinstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elfinstone 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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