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The name Ellingson reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ellingson family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ellingson family lived in Lincolnshire, at the Manor of Elkington, near Louth.

Ellingson Early Origins



The surname Ellingson 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. [1]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.

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Ellingson Spelling Variations


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Ellingson Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ellingson family name include Elkinton, Alkington, Elchington and others.

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Ellingson Early History


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Ellingson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellingson research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ellingson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellingson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellingson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ellingson 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Ellingson family to immigrate North America:

Ellingson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jarger Ellingson, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Elling Ellingson, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1897

Ellingson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Tollak Ellingson, who landed in Arkansas in 1900 [2]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)
  • Bessie Ellingson, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mabel Ellingson, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • John Ellingson, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Carl A. Ellingson, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellingson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellingson (post 1700)



  • Robert L. "Bob" Ellingson (b. 1950), American lawyer and politician who served in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was a Democrat from 1977 to 1987
  • Greg Ellingson (b. 1988), American CFL football wide receiver
  • Lindsay Marie Ellingson (b. 1986), American fashion model who has modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Christian Dior and Victoria's Secret
  • Mark Ellingson (1905-1993), American academic, 5th President of the Rochester Institute of Technology (1936-1969)
  • Evan Taylor Ellingson (b. 1988), American actor, probably best known for his role as Kyle Harmon on CSI:Miami (2007-2012)
  • Mary Ross Ellingson (1906-1993), born Helen Madeline Mary Ross, a Canadian classical archaeologist, best known for her work on the excavations at Olynthus in Greece

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Citations


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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Ellingson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellingson 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.

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