Origins Available: English
Elmon is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund.
This name is composed of two elements: Æthel,
which means noble,
which means protection.
However, the surname Elmon may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Elmon family
The surname Elmon was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Elmon family
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Elmon Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Elmon has undergone many spelling variations
, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Elmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elmon family to Ireland
Some of the Elmon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 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 Elmon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Elmon were among those contributors: Awdry Almond who settled in New England
in 1635; Joseph Almond settled in Virginia in 1670; Susan Almond settled in Jamaica in 1661; William Almond settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827.