Early Origins of the Ellams family
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
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Ellams Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ellams family (pre 1700)
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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
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.
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