and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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.