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Ellem Early Origins



The surname Ellem 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.

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Ellem Spelling Variations


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Ellem 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. Ellem occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Ellem, Ellim, Ellam, Ellames, Ellams, Ellems and others.

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Ellem Early History


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Ellem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellem research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Ellem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellem Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ellem Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ellem Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ellem, aged 36, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellem (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellem (post 1700)



  • John N. Ellem, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 10th District; Elected 2010, 2012
  • Michael Anthony "Mick" Ellem (b. 1952), Australian rugby union player
  • Bradon Ellem, Australian writer, and teacher at the University of Sydney, Australia

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Ellem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellem 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 12 January 2016 at 14:26.

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