Elvis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Elvis family

The surname Elvis was first found in Nottinghamshire where the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Habelsthorp.

Later, evidence was found that some of the family moved to Throcking in Hertfordshire. "The church contains several monuments to the Elwes family, who formerly had a mansion here; one of the memorials, executed by Nollekens, is of very superior design." [1]

Important Dates for the Elvis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elvis research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1234, 1504, 1547, 1096, 1476, 1455, 1487, 1615, 1629, 1628, 1706, 1677, 1679, 1679, 1684, 1679, 1690, 1698, 1657, 1687, 1679, 1685, 1640 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Elvis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elvis 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 Elvis have been found, including Elwes, Elwas, Elwish, Elwash, Elweys, Elway, Ellway, Elways, Ellway, Elwesh, Elway, Elwill, Elwiss and many more.

Early Notables of the Elvis family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Gervase Elwes, of Woodford, Essex; and his son, Sir Gervase Elwes, 1st Baronet (1628-1706) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Sudbury (1677-1679) and...
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Migration of the Elvis 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 Elvis, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Elvis (post 1700)

  • John Elvis Harlin (1935-1966), American mountaineer and US Air Force pilot who was killed while making an ascent of the north face of the Eiger
  • Elvis Defreitas (b. 1981), Barbadian footballer
  • Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. (1916-1998), American government official and academic, 6th United States Secretary of the Army (1961-1962)
  • Elvis Joseph "Tee Joe" Perrodin (1956-2012), American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing
  • Elvis DeFreitas (b. 1981), international football player from Barbados
  • Elvis Marley (b. 1992), Brazilian attacking midfielder
  • Elvis Leroy Reifer (b. 1961), retired West Indian cricketer
  • Elvis Costello (b. 1954), born De Clan Patrick McManus, English Grammy Award winning, twice Brit Award nominated singer and songwriter, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Elvis Crespo (b. 1971), Puerto Rican-American Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Winner
  • Elvis Aron Presley (1935-1977), American rock singer, movie actor, and cultural idol, known as The King of Rock 'n' Roll


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