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Elsmore Early Origins



The surname Elsmore was first found in Shropshire at Ellesmere, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union. "This place derives its name from an adjoining lake or mere, which, being the largest of several in the neighbourhood, was distinguished by the appellation of Aelsmere, or the principal lake. It had at a very early period a strong castle, which in the reign of John was, with the manor, given in marriage with the natural daughter of that monarch to Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The family name was first referenced in the year 1377 when David Ellysmere held a family seat in Warwickshire. He is believed to have originated at Ellesmere in the county Salop (Shropshire.)

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Elsmore Spelling Variations


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Elsmore Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elsmore have been found, including Ellesmere, Ellismere, Ellasmere, Ellysmere and others.

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Elsmore Early History


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Elsmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elsmore research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Elsmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elsmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elsmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elsmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Elsmore, or a variant listed above:

Elsmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Elsmore, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Eliza Elsmore, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Elsmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Elsmore landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Elsmore, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Martha Elsmore, aged 27, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Annie Elsmore, aged 3, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Emily Elsmore, aged 1, arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elsmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elsmore (post 1700)



  • Philip Elsmore (b. 1937), British actor and director

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Elsmore Historic Events


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Elsmore Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Clifford B L Elsmore (b. 1919), English Ordinary Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Elsmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elsmore 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.

This page was last modified on 11 May 2016 at 14:52.

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