Early Origins of the Ellam family
The surname Ellam was first found in Berwickshire
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 Ellam family
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Ellam Spelling Variations
Although the name, Ellam, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ellem, Ellim, Ellam, Ellames, Ellams, Ellems and others.
Early Notables of the Ellam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellam 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ellam family name Ellam, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Ellam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Ellam who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
- Adie Ellam, aged 9, who landed in America from Barnsley, in 1897
- Alice Ellam, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Barnsley, in 1897
- Emily Ellam, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Barnsley, in 1897
Ellam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frederick Ellam, aged 46, who landed in America from London, in 1905
- Catherine G. Ellam, aged 37, who settled in America from London, in 1905
- Stanley Scott Ellam, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1905
- Lillian Ellam, aged 28, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
- John Ellam, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from St. Helens, England, in 1911
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Ellam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Ellam, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellam (post 1700)
The Ellam Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec sperno nec timeo
Motto Translation: I neither despise nor fear.