The Elmers surname is a habitational derived from the place name Elmore in Gloucestershire
. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English "elm," meaning "elm," and "ofer," meaning "river bank," or "ridge." Another authority claims that the name was originally an Anglo-Saxon personal name
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Elmers family
The surname Elmers was first found in Hampshire
, where the first on record appears to have been Godwinus filius
Elmari listed in 1115.
Early History of the Elmers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elmers research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1221, 1316, 1601, 1602, 1602, 1602, 1733, 1516, 1574, 1543, 1552, 1553, 1557, 1558, 1570, 1571, 1521, 1594 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Elmers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elmers Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elmers have been found, including Aylmer, Aylmore, Elmar, Elmer, Elmers, Elmore and others.
Early Notables of the Elmers family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edward Almer or Aylmer (c.
1516-1574), of Denbigh and Gresford, Denbighshire
, a Welsh
politician, Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire
from 1543 to his death and High Sheriff
of Denbighshire... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elmers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elmers family to Ireland
Some of the Elmers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 233 words (17 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 Elmers family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Elmers, or a variant listed above: Richard Elmore, who came to Boston in 1632; Edward Elmore, who came to Boston in 1632; Henry Elmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1653;Charles Elmore, who settled in Maryland in 1671.