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Elie is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on Fitz Elie, the name of a distinguished Norman family who came to England in 1066 with William the Conqueror's invasion.

Elie Early Origins



The surname Elie was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Elie Spelling Variations


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Elie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elie have been found, including Ely, Elie, Ealy and others.

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Elie Early History


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Elie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elie research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1675, 1634 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Elie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nathaniel Ely (Eli) (1605-1675), born in Tenterden, Kent, England, he sailing from Ipswich aboard the Elizabeth, in 1634 and became...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elie In Ireland


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Elie In Ireland



Some of the Elie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Elie were among those contributors:

Elie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Elie, who landed in Virginia in 1622

Elie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Elie, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Niehell Elie, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Martin Elie, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elie (post 1700)



  • Jacob Job Elie, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Elie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elie 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 September 2015 at 11:22.

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