The present generation of the Elm family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers by the elms. The name means
from the residence beside a clump of elm-trees.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elm research.Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1317, 1339, 1356, 1646, and 1705 are included under the topic Early Elm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Elm include Elms, Elmes and others.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Elm were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Elm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dietr Von Elm, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)