Early Origins of the Ellams family
The surname Ellams 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 Ellams family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellams research.Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Ellams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ellams Spelling Variations
The name, Ellams, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Ellem, Ellim, Ellam, Ellames, Ellams, Ellems and others.
Early Notables of the Ellams family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Ellams Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ellams family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Ellams surname who came to North America were:
Ellams Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Ellams, aged 39, who emigrated to America from Longdon, England, in 1910
- Lucy L Ellams, aged 36, who landed in America from Tunstall, England, in 1910
- Ralph Ellams, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Tunstall, England, in 1910
- Harry R. Ellams, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- Henry Ellams, who landed in America, in 1920
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellams (post 1700)
The Ellams 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.