Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English personal name Æthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Æthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Ellmond may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.
Early Origins of the Ellmond family
Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Ellmond family
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Ellmond Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ellmond include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Ellmond family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellmond family to Ireland
Some of the Ellmond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ellmond family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.
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