Ellzey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Ellzey family
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.
Important Dates for the Ellzey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ellzey research. Another 133 words (10 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.
Ellzey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Elze, Eltz, Elz, Ellzey, Elzy, Elzey and others.
Early Notables of the Ellzey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellzey family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ellzey (post 1700)
- Lawrence Russell Ellzey (1891-1977), American politician, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (1932-1935)
- Lawrence Russell Ellzey (1891-1977), American Democrat politician, superintendent of schools; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1932-35 
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