Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Æthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Elmound may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.
Early Origins of the Elmound family
Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Elmound family
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Elmound Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elmound family name include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Elmound family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elmound family to Ireland
Some of the Elmound family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elmound family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Elmound surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.
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