Ellingwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ellingwood belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Cambridgeshire, where they derived their name from the place-name Elsworth. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Eli and worth, an Old English word for farm. The place-name translated literally as Eli's farm. [1]

Early Origins of the Ellingwood family

The surname Ellingwood was first found in Cambridgeshire at Elsworth, a parish, in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Papworth. An ancient Saxon village, it dates back to 974 when it was first listed as Eleswurth. [1] By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to Elesuuorde. [2] Elworth is a village and a suburb of Sandbach, Cheshire but is rather recent in history so as to be an unlikely origin of the surname. Elworthy is a small village and civil parish in the Brendon Hills area of Somerset. [3]

Early History of the Ellingwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellingwood research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1280, 1400, 1600 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Ellingwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ellingwood Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ellingwood include Ellesworth, Elsworth, Ellsworth, Elisworth, Ellisworth, Elsworthy and many more.

Early Notables of the Ellingwood family (pre 1700)

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United States Ellingwood migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ellingwood were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Ellingwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ralph Ellingwood, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638 [4]
Ellingwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. E. A. Ellingwood, aged 59, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • George Ellingwood, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Ellingwood (post 1700) +

  • Finley Ellingwood MD, American doctor of Eclectic Medicine
  • Albert Russell Ellingwood (1887-1934), early American mountaineer and climber, Rhodes Scholar and was a professor of political science at Colorado College
  • Francis Ellingwood (1836-1903), American philosopher and theologian
  • Bruce R. Ellingwood, American civil engineer, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harry Ellingwood Donnell (1867-1959), American Beaux-Arts architect
  • Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903), philosopher and theologian

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)

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