The name Ellings came to England
with the ancestors of the Ellings family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ellings family lived in Lincolnshire
, at the Manor of Elkington,
Early Origins of the Ellings family
The surname Ellings was first found in Lincolnshire
at either North Elkington or South Elkington, parishes in the union of Louth, Wold division of the hundred
of Louth-Eske. Both parishes were originally one and were recorded in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as Alchinton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Hence the name is conjecturally descended from William de Percy who held his lands from Ivo Tailbois, a tenant
in chief. At that time the village of Elkington (Alchinton) consisted of one church, one chapel, a mill and a mill site. Elkington is also a deserted medieval village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire. Listed in 1377 as having 30 households, by 1412 there was none.
Early History of the Ellings family
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Ellings Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ellings are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ellings include Elkinton, Alkington, Elchington and others.
Early Notables of the Ellings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellings family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ellings, or a variant listed above:
Ellings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Ellings, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)