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The lineage of the name Elliston begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Nottinghamshire or Wiltshire. The name could also be classified as a baptismal name as in the son of Elstan and an earlier personal name Dunstan.

Elliston Early Origins



The surname Elliston was first found in Nottinghamshire at Elston, a small village that lies between the rivers Trent and Devon and dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Elvestune, Eluestune and Eluestune [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)
and probably meant "farmstead of a man called Eilafr" from an Old Scandinavian personal name + tun. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The less likely local that the name could have been derived from is Elston in Wiltshire, a hamlet in the parish of St. George which was also listed in the Domesday Book, but as Wintreburne. [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)

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Elliston Spelling Variations


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Elliston Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Elliston has undergone many spelling variations, including Elston, Elstone, Elliston, Elsden, Elsdon, Elson and others.

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Elliston Early History


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Elliston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elliston research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elliston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elliston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elliston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Elliston were among those contributors:

Elliston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Elliston, aged 13, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Elizabeth Elliston, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Samuel Elliston, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Elliston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Elliston, who landed in New York, NY in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elliston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elliston (post 1700)



  • George Elliston (1883-1946), American journalist from Kentucky
  • Joseph Thorpe Elliston (1779-1856), American politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1813-17
  • Henry Twiselton Elliston (1801-1864), English musical composer and inventor
  • Robert William Elliston (1774-1831), English actor and theatre manager from London
  • Jesse Elliston (1853-1973), English proprietor of Elliston & Cavell, the leading department store in Oxford, England until 1973
  • Captain George Sampson Elliston MC (1875-1954), British Conservative Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1931 to 1945

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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. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Elliston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elliston 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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