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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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Ellmer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 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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