Early Origins of the Elisott family
The surname Elisott was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Elisott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elisott research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1296, 1590, 1614, 1678, 1647, 1660, 1646, 1615, 1671, 1658, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Elisott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elisott Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Elisott occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Ellison, Ellerson, Elleson, Elyson, Elison and many more.
Early Notables of the Elisott family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Ellison (1614-1678), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1647 and... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elisott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elisott family to Ireland
Some of the Elisott family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elisott family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Elisott, or a spelling variation of the surname include: John and Ellin Ellison, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; George Ellison who settled in Virginia in 1624; James Ellison, who arrived in Boston in 1644.