Ellerbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ellerbeck family

The surname Ellerbeck was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Ellerby, a civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Elwordebi at that time. [1] The name literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Aelfweard" from the Old English personal name + the Scandinavian word "by." [2] Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Ellerby, held, according to the men of Holderness, by William Malet, a Norman Baron, Viscount of Arques, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The site now is moated and is called Old Ellerby, near Wood Hall. New Ellerby is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Together with Old Ellerby it forms the civil parish of Ellerby. Allerby is a hamlet in Cumbria, England and there is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire named Ellerby. Ellerbeck is a small village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Elrebec. [1]

Important Dates for the Ellerbeck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellerbeck research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1385 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Ellerbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ellerbeck Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ellerby, Ellarby, Ellerbie, Ellerbe, Ellarbie, Ellaby, Elleby, Ellebie, Ellabie, Elerbee, Elerby, Elerbie, Elarby, Elarbie, Elarbee, Allerby and many more.

Early Notables of the Ellerbeck family (pre 1700)

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Ellerbeck migration to the United States

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ellerbeck or a variant listed above:

Ellerbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Ellerbeck, who arrived in New Orleans in 1867

Ellerbeck migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ellerbeck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lt. Emmanuel Ellerbeck U.E., "Emanuel", "Elderbeck" (b. 1748) born in England from Poughkeepsie, New York, USA who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1784 was married with 7 children he died in 1809 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ellerbeck (post 1700)

  • Lieutenant Commander John A. Ellerbeck DSC, British Royal Navy officer, eponym of Ellerbeck Peak, a peak on the south side of Sorling Valley, South Georgia

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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