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The ancestors of the name Elms date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Elms family lived as dwellers by the elms. The name means at the elms from the residence beside a clump of elm-trees.

Elms Early Origins



The surname Elms was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Elms Spelling Variations


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Elms 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 Elms 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 Elms include: Elms, Elmes and others.

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Elms Early History


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Elms Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elms research. Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1317, 1339, 1356, 1646, and 1705 are included under the topic Early Elms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elms Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elms Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elms Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Elms or a variant listed above:

Elms Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Elms, who arrived in America in 1725
  • Samuel Elms who settled in Virginia in 1734

Elms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Elms, who arrived at New London, CT in 1816
  • James Elms, who arrived in New London, Conn in 1816
  • Rossington Elms, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Edward Elms, aged 52, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Harriet Elms, aged 30, landed in New York in 1862

Elms Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Elms U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Elms Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Elms arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elms (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elms (post 1700)



  • Frederick Elms (b. 1946), American cinematographer
  • John Emmanuel Elms (1874-1951), English first-class cricketer
  • Richard Burtenshaw Elms (b. 1949), former English cricketer
  • Robert Elms (b. 1959), English writer and broadcaster
  • Henry Elms, Australian rules coach
  • Albert Elms (1920-2009), British composer and arranger
  • Steven Elms (b. 1975), Canadian speed skater
  • Viktor Sebastian Elms (b. 1985), Swedish footballer
  • Rasmus Cristoffer Elms (b. 1988), Swedish footballer
  • David Elms (b. 1983), Swedish footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Elms Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elms Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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