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The ancient and distinguished German surname Elts is derived from "Elze," "Eltz," or "Elz," all names of towns located in Northern Germany. It was a common practice at the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Elts was a native of one of these cities who had settled in another region.

Elts Early Origins



The surname Elts was first found in Lower Saxony, along the banks of the Leine River, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ludeke Elze, who was a counselor of Brunswick in 1399. The young Elts family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Elts Spelling Variations


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Elts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Elze, Eltz, Elz, Ellzey, Elzy, Elzey and others.

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Elts Early History


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Elts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elts research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1518, 1510, 1581, 1634, 1673, 1795, 1879, 1821 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Elts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elts Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elts 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludwig Eltz, who emigrated from the Rhineland to America in 1729; Johan Peter Eltz, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1753; Ernst Elze, a Brunswicker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Elts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elts 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 15 October 2014 at 13:33.

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