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Early Origins of the Elrod family

The surname Elrod was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the region from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Elrod became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Elrod family

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Elrod Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Elrod, Ellrod, Elrodt, Ellrodt, Elroyd, Allrod, Alrod, Allrodt, Elrat, Elrad, Elradt, Ellrad, Elroot, Ellroot, Ellroodt and many more.

Early Notables of the Elrod family (pre 1700)

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Elrod Ranking

In the United States, the name Elrod is the 2,737th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Elrod family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dider Elroot settled in New York in 1709; John Elrat settled in New York in 1854.

Contemporary Notables of the name Elrod (post 1700) +

  • James Whittington "Jimbo" Elrod (1954-2016), American football linebacker
  • Richard J. Elrod (1934-2014), American jurist, sheriff, and legislator, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1969
  • Hal Elrod, American motivational keynote speaker, bestselling author, and success coach
  • Samuel Harrison Elrod (1856-1935), American politician, was the 5th Governor of South Dakota
  • Scott Elrod (b. 1975), American actor
  • Jennifer Walker Elrod (b. 1966), federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals
  • Jonathan "Jon" Robert Elrod (b. 1977), American attorney and politician
  • Patricia N. Elrod, American novelist specializing in urban fantasy
  • Henry Talmage Elrod (1905-1941), United States Marine Corps aviator. He was the first aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the defense of Wake Island during World War II
  • Elrod Jerome "Ellie" Hendricks (1940-2005), American Major League Baseball catcher and coach in the 1960s through the 1970s

Suggested Readings for the name Elrod +

  • The Elrod Family and Allied Lines of Douthit, Riddle, Douglas and Redenbaugh Families by Pauline Walters.

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