The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Ellmonde came from the Old English personal name Æthelmund.
This name is composed of two elements: Æthel,
which means noble,
which means protection.
However, the surname Ellmonde may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Ellmonde family
The surname Ellmonde was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ellmonde family
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Ellmonde Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ellmonde family name include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Ellmonde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellmonde family to Ireland
Some of the Ellmonde 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 Ellmonde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ellmonde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.