Elmonte is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. 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 Elmonte may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Elmonte family
The surname Elmonte was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Elmonte family
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Elmonte Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Elmonte are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Elmonte include: Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Elmonte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elmonte family to Ireland
Some of the Elmonte 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 Elmonte family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Elmonte or a variant listed above: 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.