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The Elliot family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Elliot family lived in Liddesdale and Teviotdale where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages. The name is actually derived from the Old English personal name Elwald or Aelfwald, but this name is now all but extinct as a personal name.

Elliot Early Origins



The surname Elliot was first found in Liddesdale, and Teviotdale. Although originally from Elliott, a village near Forfar, this Clan was persuaded by the Douglases to move south to help defend the border in 1396. There they became one of the most influential clans. Some of the notable personalities were "Archie Fire the Braes," "Hob of the Park," "Little Jock of the Park," "Jock Half Lugs," "Jock A'God's Name," "Gibbe Wi' the Gowden Gartens."

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Elliot Spelling Variations


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Elliot Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Elliot include Elliott, Elliot, Eliot, Eliott, Ellegett, Ellegot, Ellecot, Ellacott, Ellacot, Ellgate, Ellett, Ellit and many more.

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Elliot Early History


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Elliot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elliot research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1499, 1546, 1898, 1592, 1632, 1636, 1668, 1604, 1690, 1612, 1685, 1640, 1665, 1714, 1700, 1670, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Elliot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elliot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elliot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir John Eliot (1592-1632), an English statesman who was serially imprisoned in the Tower of London by King Charles I for advocating the rights and privileges of Parliament; George Elliott ( ca. 1636-1668), English surgeon to the Earl of Teviot's Regiment; John Eliot (c...

Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elliot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elliot In Ireland


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Elliot In Ireland



Some of the Elliot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Elliot:

Elliot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lewis Elliot, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • Elizabeth Elliot, aged 8, arrived in America in 1635
  • Phelip Elliot, aged 2, arrived in America in 1635
  • William Elliot, who landed in Maryland in 1640
  • Rich Elliot, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Elliot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Elliot, who arrived in Georgia in 1742
  • John Elliot, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • James Elliot, aged 35, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774

Elliot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Elliot, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Adam Elliot, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Samuel Elliot, who landed in America in 1809
  • Moses Elliot, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Walter Elliot, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Elliot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Elliot, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Davis Elliot, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Francis Elliot, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Rd Elliot, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Elliot, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Elliot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Elliot, aged 20, a chordwinder, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Alchymist" from Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • William Elliot, aged 45, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • John H. Elliot, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Elliot, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Andrew Elliot, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Elliot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Simon Elliot, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Henry Elliot arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Mary Ann Elliot arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Matilda Elliot arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Thomas Elliot arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Elliot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Elliot, aged 55, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Mary Jane Elliot, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • William Henry Elliot, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Eliza Elliot, aged 16, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • George Elliot, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elliot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elliot (post 1700)



  • Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015), née Howard, American Christian author and speaker
  • Lawrence Lee Elliot (b. 1938), American outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • Peter Elliot (b. 1966), American writer, editor and media personality
  • Alonzo Elliot (1891-1964), American composer and songwriter
  • Andrew Elliot (1728-1797), American Acting Colonial Governor of the Province of New York in 1783
  • James Ludlow Elliot (1943-2011), American astronomer and scientist
  • Biff Elliot (b. 1923), American actor
  • John Elliot (1914-1972), American songwriter
  • Win Elliot (1915-1998), American television and radio sportscaster and game show host
  • Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915), American zoologist
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Elliot Historic Events


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Elliot Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Fred Elliot, English Able-Bodied Seaman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur W. Elliot, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Annie Louise Elliot, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Fortiter et recte
Motto Translation: Rightly and Boldly


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Elliot Clan Badge


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Elliot Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Elliot
Elacot, Elacott, Elecot, Eleget, Elegett, Elegot, Elet, Elett, Elgate, Elggiot, Elgiot, Elicot, Elicott, Eliet, Eligot, Eligott, Eliot, Eliots, Eliott, Eliotts, Elit, Elitt, Ellacot, Ellacott, Ellecot, Elleget, Ellegett, Ellegot, Ellet, Ellett, Ellgate, Ellicot, Ellicott, Ellicuddy, Elliet, Elligot, Elligott, Elliot, Elliots, Elliott, Elliotts, Ellit, Ellitt, Ellycudd, Ellyot, Ellyott, Elyot, Elyott, Giligot, Giligott and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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