Ellisoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ellisoe family
The surname Ellisoe was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Ellisoe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellisoe research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1296, 1590, 1614, 1678, 1647, 1660, 1646, 1615, 1671, 1658, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Ellisoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ellisoe Spelling Variations
Although the name, Ellisoe, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ellison, Ellerson, Elleson, Elyson, Elison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ellisoe family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Ellison (1614-1678), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1647 and...
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Migration of the Ellisoe family to Ireland
Some of the Ellisoe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ellisoe family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ellisoe family name Ellisoe, or who bore a variation of the surname were John and Ellin Ellison, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; George Ellison who settled in Virginia in 1624; James Ellison, who arrived in Boston in 1644.