Ellit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the first people to use the name Ellit. It comes from living 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.
Early Origins of the Ellit family
The surname Ellit was first found in Liddesdale, and Teviotdale 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.
Early History of the Ellit family
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Ellit Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Elliott, Elliot, Eliot, Eliott, Ellegett, Ellegot, Ellecot, Ellacott, Ellacot, Ellgate, Ellett, Ellit and many more.
Early Notables of the Ellit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellit family to Ireland
Some of the Ellit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ellit migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ellit Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Ellit, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 
- Thomas Ellit, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 
- Susanna Ellit, who landed in Maryland in 1680 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)