Eliason History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Eliason has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name for the son of Ellis. which "has for the most part been formed from the scripture name Elias, which does not occur as an Anglo-Saxon name, but which was in use in France as early as the days of Charlemagne, as a baptismal designation, and after wards gave to several families." 
Early Origins of the Eliason family
The surname Eliason was first found in Yorkshire where the first record of the name was "William Alis, mentioned in the Domesday Book as the progenitor of the Ellises of Kiddal, county York, and Stoneacre, county Kent, from whom sprang Sir Archibald Ellys, a crusader who is said to have originated the cross and crescents so common to the Ellis coat-armour." 
Continuing the search through early records, we found Willelmus filius Helis listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Somerset in 1212, William Elyas in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1200, William Elis in the Pipe Rolls of Lancashire in 1202 and Andrew Elice in the Subsidy Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1309. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had numerous entries including: Henry filius Elis in Cambridgeshire; Agnes uxor Elys in Cambridgeshire; Simon filius Elys in Bedfordshire; Nicholas filius Elye in Cambridgeshire and Roger filius Elye in Shropshire. 
Early History of the Eliason family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eliason research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1474, 1693, 1598, 1665, 1676, 1609, 1680, 1654, 1640, 1653, 1625, 1673, 1634, 1716, 1703, 1651, 1734, 1650, 1731, 1282, 1721, 1806, 1861, 1939, 1774, 1832, 1820, 1826 and are included under the topic Early Eliason History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eliason Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eliason include Ellis, Elliss, Ellys, Elis, Eliss, Elliason and many more.
Early Notables of the Eliason family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Ellis, Mayor of Norwich from 1460 to 1474; Sir Francis Ellis, an administrator of the English East India Company, and President of Bengal in 1693; John Ellis (1598-1665), a Welsh Anglican clergyman and religious writer, born at Gwylan, Maentwrog, Merionethshire; Humphrey Ellis, D.D. (d. 1676), English Catholic divine; Sir William Ellis (1609-1680), an English lawyer, judge...
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Migration of the Eliason family to Ireland
Some of the Eliason family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eliason family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: David Ellis who settled in Virginia in 1608 12 years before the "Mayflower"; Arthur Ellis, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630; Elizabeth Ellis, who arrived in Boston in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Eliason (post 1700) +
- Victor "Vic" Carl Eliason (1936-2015), American evangelical clergyman who founded the VCY America Radio Network
- Oscar C. Eliason (1902-1985), Swedish American clergyman
- Lewis E. Eliason (1850-1921), American politician, the 5th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1917 to 1921)
- Joyce Eliason (b. 1934), American four-time Primetime Emmy nominated television writer and producer
- Daniel Eliason (b. 1812), English diamond merchant in London who at one time had the Hope Diamond
- Ian Matheson Eliason (1945-2019), New Zealand rugby union player for the New Zealand National Team (1972-1973)
- Richard Eliason (b. 1988), Australian swimmer at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
- Magnus Eliason (1911-2005), Canadian founding member of the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)