as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Elphick has been recorded under many different variations, including Elfeck, Elpheck, Elphick, Elfick, Elfecke, Elphicke, Elficke, Alfeck, Alfick, Alphick and many more.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Elphick or a variant listed above:
Elphick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Elphick, who landed in New York in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Elphick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Elphick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
- Caroline Elphick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
Elphick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- S. Elphick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
- Mary Elphick, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854