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The ancestors of the bearers of the Ellerton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Ellerton, in Yorkshire.

Ellerton Early Origins



The surname Ellerton was first found in Yorkshire 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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Ellerton Spelling Variations


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Ellerton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ellerton include Ellerton, Elerton and others.

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Ellerton Early History


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Ellerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellerton research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Ellerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ellerton 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ellerton or a variant listed above:

Ellerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Ellerton, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • James Ellerton settled in Barbados in 1654

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellerton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellerton (post 1700)



  • John Lodge Ellerton (1801-1873), English composer of classical music
  • Rev. John Ellerton (1826-1893), English hymn writer and hymnologist
  • Air Commodore Alban Spencer Ellerton OBE CBE (1894-1978), Wing Commander, Air ADC to The King in 1946
  • Admiral Walter Maurice Ellerton CB (1870-1948), British Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station

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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: Spero infestis, metuo secundis
Motto Translation: I hope in adversity, I fear in prosperity.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Ellerton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellerton 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 14 October 2016 at 19:27.

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