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The name Elly reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on Fitz Elie, the name of a distinguished Norman family who came to England in 1066 with William the Conqueror's invasion.

Elly Early Origins



The surname Elly was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Elly Spelling Variations


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Elly Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Elly has been recorded under many different variations, including Ely, Elie, Ealy and others.

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Elly Early History


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Elly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elly research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1675, 1634 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Elly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nathaniel Ely (Eli) (1605-1675), born in Tenterden, Kent, England, he sailing from Ipswich aboard the Elizabeth, in 1634 and became...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elly In Ireland


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Elly In Ireland



Some of the Elly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ellys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Elly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jone Elly, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • John Elly, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Elly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hants David Elly, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Elly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elly 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 18 September 2015 at 11:22.

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