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.
Early Origins of the Ellmer family
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.
Early History of the Ellmer family
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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.
Early Notables of the Ellmer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellmer family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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