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The ancient and distinguished German surname Ellzey is derived from "Elze," "Eltz," or "Elz," all names of towns located in Northern Germany. It was a common practice at the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Ellzey was a native of one of these cities who had settled in another region.

Ellzey Early Origins



The surname Ellzey was first found in Lower Saxony, along the banks of the Leine River, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ludeke Elze, who was a counselor of Brunswick in 1399. The young Ellzey family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Ellzey Spelling Variations


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Ellzey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Elze, Eltz, Elz, Ellzey, Elzy, Elzey and others.

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Ellzey Early History


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Ellzey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellzey research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1518, 1510, 1581, 1634, 1673, 1795, 1879, 1821 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Ellzey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ellzey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ellzey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ellzey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludwig Eltz, who emigrated from the Rhineland to America in 1729; Johan Peter Eltz, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1753; Ernst Elze, a Brunswicker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellzey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ellzey (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Russell Ellzey (1891-1977), American Democrat politician, superintendent of schools; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1932-35
  • Lawrence Russell Ellzey (1891-1977), American politician, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (1932-1935)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Ellzey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ellzey 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 October 2015 at 11:32.

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