Eltomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eltomb has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Elton, which was in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Eltomb family

The surname Eltomb was first found in Cheshire, at Elton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Eltone. [1]

There are at least five other villages named Elton scattered throughout Britain but this locale seems to be the oldest. The name has various different origins, but the most prominent meaning is "farmstead where eels are caught." Others include: "farmstead of the princes;" "farmstead of a man called Ella;" and "farmstead associated with a man called AEthel."

Important Dates for the Eltomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eltomb research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1654, 1728, 1722, 1727, 1679, 1742, 1724, 1727, 1727, 1710, 1711, 1719 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Eltomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eltomb 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 Eltomb have been found, including Elton, Eltone, Helton, Ellton and others.

Early Notables of the Eltomb family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Ambrose Elton, JP, of The Hazle, Ledbury, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1618; Sir Abraham Elton, 1st Baronet of Bristol (1654-1728), English peer, Mayor of and Member of Parliament for Bristol from 1722 to...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eltomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Eltomb family

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 Eltomb, or a variant listed above: Anthony Elton, wife Susan, three sons and a daughter settled in Maryland in 1682; Ed Elton settled in Virginia in 1653; Anthony Elton settled in West New Jersey in 1664.

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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