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The origins of the Ellard surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Ellard began when someone in that family worked as a keeper of a hall. The surname Ellard is composed of the elements hall, which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward, which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.

Ellard Early Origins



The surname Ellard was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Ellard Spelling Variations


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Ellard Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ellard has appeared include Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.

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Ellard Early History


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Ellard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellard research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Ellard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellard In Ireland


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Ellard In Ireland



Some of the Ellard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ellard arrived in North America very early:

Ellard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Ellard, who arrived in New England in 1736

Ellard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Ellard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Ellard, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Ellard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Ellard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Ellard, a brass-worker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Edward Ellard, aged 44, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellard (post 1700)



  • Henry Austin Ellard (b. 1961), American NFL football wide receiver
  • John Ellard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912
  • Brian Joseph Ellard M.A., Ph.D., (b. 1940), Canadian educator, musicologist, arranger, and conductor
  • David Ellard (b. 1989), Australian rules footballer
  • Thomas "Tom" Ellard (b. 1962), Australian electronic musician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Ellard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellard 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 24 June 2016 at 12:38.

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