The name Ellmon originated with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund.
This name is composed of two elements: Æthel,
which means noble,
which means protection.
However, the surname Ellmon may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Ellmon family
The surname Ellmon was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ellmon family
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Ellmon Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Ellmon has appeared include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Ellmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellmon family to Ireland
Some of the Ellmon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ellmon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ellmon arrived in North America very early: Awdry Almond who settled in New England
in 1635; Joseph Almond settled in Virginia in 1670; Susan Almond settled in Jamaica in 1661; William Almond settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827.