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Early Origins of the Elphinstone family


The surname Elphinstone was first found in Midlothian, where they were granted lands by King Robert the I of Scotland. Elvington is a parish in the East Riding or Yorkshire. "This place derives its name, according to some, from the ancient eel-fisheries in the district; according to others, from Aluf, a Saxon, to whom Elvington, then written Alvintone, is described in Domesday Book as belonging: some, again, deduce it from the Latin Alveus." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Elphinstone family


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Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1300, 1431, 1514, 1513, 1513, 1510, 1547, 1530, 1602, 1552, 1638, 1553, 1612, 1577, 1648, 1654, 1647, 1669, 1649 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Elphinstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elphinstone Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Elphinstone, Elphinston, Elphingston and many more.

Early Notables of the Elphinstone family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was William Elphinstone (1431-1514), Scottish statesman, Bishop of Aberdeen and founder of the University of Aberdeen; Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone (died 1513) killed at the Battle of Flodden in September 1513; Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Elphinstone (1510-1547); Robert Elphinstone, 3rd...
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Migration of the Elphinstone family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Elphinstone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Elphinstone, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Elphinstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Elphinstone, a joiner, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Mackenzie Elphinstone, aged 32, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Elphinstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jessie Elphinstone, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Elphinstone (post 1700)


  • Alexander Mountstuart Elphinstone (b. 1980), 19th Lord Elphinstone and 5th Baron Elphinstone, a British peer
  • James Alexander Elphinstone (1953-1994), 18th Lord Elphinstone, 4th Baron Elphinstone
  • John Elphinstone GCB GCH PC (1807-1860), 13th Lord Elphinstone and 1st Baron Elphinstone, Scottish soldier, politician and colonial administrator
  • Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Scottish colonial administrator
  • George Keith Elphinstone (1746-1823), Scottish naval officer
  • Mary Frances Buller-Fullerton- Elphinstone DCVO (1883-1961), Lady Elphinstone and Baroness Elphinstone, maternal aunt and godparent of Queen Elizabeth II
  • John Elphinstone (1722-1785), British naval officer
  • Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone CB (1782-1842), British Army officer
  • David Elphinstone, Australian architect and builder
  • John Elphinstone (1914-1975), 17th Baron Elphinstone

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Elphinstone
Elfinistoun, Elfinystoun, Elfyneston, Elfynistoun, Elfynston, Elphingstone, Elphinstone and more.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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