Hampshire, Norfolk and Northumberland. However, the place name Ellingham is derived from the Old English personal name "Ella" + inga, or ing + "ham" which literally means "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Ella." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Ellingham family
Norfolk where the earliest and more frequent listings are found. One of the first listings of the name appears in the Domesday Book as Elincham in 1086. At that time, Little Ellingham was listed as being three miles long, comprising 1540 acres of which 1196 were arable, 287 pasture and meadow, and 20 woodland. Great Ellingham comprised 2670 acres, of which 2135 were arable, and 477 pasture, meadow, and woodland.
Early History of the Ellingham family
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Ellingham Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ellingham family name include Ellingham, Elingham, Ellenham, Elyngam, Elyngham and others.
Early Notables of the Ellingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellingham family to Ireland
Some of the Ellingham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ellingham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ellingham surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Ellingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Ellingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Ellingham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ellingham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellingham (post 1700)
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