Elyson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Elyson family
The surname Elyson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Elyson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elyson research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1296, 1590, 1614, 1678, 1647, 1660, 1646, 1615, 1671, 1658, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Elyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elyson Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Elyson occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Ellison, Ellerson, Elleson, Elyson, Elison and many more.
Early Notables of the Elyson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Ellison (1614-1678), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1647 and...
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Migration of the Elyson family to Ireland
Some of the Elyson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elyson family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Elyson, or a spelling variation of the surname include: John and Ellin Ellison, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; George Ellison who settled in Virginia in 1624; James Ellison, who arrived in Boston in 1644.
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