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Ellmer is an Irish name of Anglo-Norman origins. It is a patronymic surname originally derived from the personal name of an ancestor. As with the native Irish, the Anglo- Normans used prefixes to build these patronymic surnames; prefixes used included Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, both of which mean son.. The surname Ellmer is derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Ædelmær, which literally means noble famous. The Gaelic form of the surname Ellmer is Aighlmear.

Ellmer Early Origins



The surname Ellmer was first found in Essex, where they were tenants in chief and Lords of the manor of Aylmer. They were granted these lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ellmer Spelling Variations


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Ellmer Spelling Variations



During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Ailmer, Aylmer, Elmer, Elmore, Ellmore, Ellmer and others.

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Ellmer Early History


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Ellmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellmer research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1650, 1720 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Ellmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellmer Notables 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



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Ellmer:

Ellmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Ellmer who settled in New England in 1632
  • Edward Ellmer, who landed in America in 1632

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellmer (post 1700)



  • Jörg Ellmer (b. 2011), German stuntman, known for his work on Unknown, Resident Evil (2002) and The Physician (2013)
  • Rolf Ellmer (b. 1960), German classically trained musician and composer

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Ellmer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Ellmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellmer 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 December 2015 at 06:35.

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