Ellison Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Ellison Origin:

Greece, England

Origins of Name:

The surname of Ellison has two possible origins that it can derive from. This surname of Ellison may be a patronymic form of the personal name of “Ellis” which comes from the early medieval English person name of “Elis.” This medieval personal name of “Elis” comes from the normal vernacular of “Elijah” which itself comes from the Greek personal name of “Elias.” The Greek personal name of “Elias” which comes from the Hebrew name “Eliyahu” which translates to mean “Jehovah is God.” The patronymic ending of “-son” literally means “son of.” The second possible derivation of the surname of Ellison comes from the Old Germanic origin, which comes from the Old Germanic female personal name of “Elisind” and an Old French “Elissent” or “Elisant.”

Variations:

More common variations are:

Ellis, Hellis, Ellisson, Elliason, Eillison, Eallison, Oellison, Elleison, Elleson, Ellisone, Aellison, Ellioson,

History:

Scotland:

The first recorded spelling of the surname of Ellison was found in the country of Scotland in the year of 1296. This person, who bears the surname of Ellison, was one Rogier Elyssone, from County Berkshire, who was recorded in the document named the “Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland.” This document the “Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland,” was ordered and decreed by one King John Balliol of Scotland, who ruled from the year 1291 to the year 1296. Those who carry the surname of Ellison in the country of Scotland can be found in the counties of Perthshire, Lanarkshire, Inverness-shire, and the County of Fife.

England:

The first mention of the surname of Ellison in the country of England was one Adam Ellison who was mentioned in the Poll Tax Rolls of Yorkshire in the year 1379. In the year 1487, John Ellyson was recorded in the “Register of the Freemans of the City of York”. Another person who carried this surname of Ellison that lived in the country of England was one Henry Elesant who was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Essex in the year 1327. Those who bear the surname of Ellison and live in the country of England can be found in high concentrations in the counties of Yorkshire, Durham, Lanarkshire, and Cheshire.

United States of America:

During the European Migration, which is when English settlers were fed up with their homeland and it’s poor living conditions, and emigrated out of their home country, many settlers sought out the United States of America, which at that time was referred to as the Colonies, or the New World. The United States promised freedom from religious persecution, better living conditions, and no overall ruler. The first of these settlers who were recorded to bear the surname of Ellison and arrive in the United States were John and Ellin Ellison who arrived in the state of Virginia in the year 1623. Closely following them were both George Ellison and William Ellison who also landed in the state of Virginia in the year of 1624. Those who bear the surname of Ellison and who reside in the United States of America can be found in multiple states around the country. These states with the higher population of those who bear the surname of Ellison are Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Alabama, New York, South Carolina, and the state of Florida.

Ellison Today:

United States 48,090

England 8,421

Australia 2,239

Canada 1,851

South Africa 1,059

New Zealand 828

Jamaica 428

Northern Ireland 405

Scotland 361

Ghana 320

Notable People:

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison (born in 1944) who is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Oracle Corporation, and was a business magnate from America

William Henry Ellison (born in 1945) who was a former NFL football running back

Brady Ellison (born in 1988) who was an Olympic archer from America

Harlan Ellison (born in 1934) who was a writer of speculative fiction with more awards for imaginative literature than any other living author, and was from America

Brian Durst Allison, who was a Representative from Michigan in the 5th District in the years of 1996, 1998, and the year 2000, and was a politician from America

Arthur Ellison, was a Dry Candidate for the Delegate to New York convention to ratify the 21st Amendment, and was a politician from America

Andrew Ellison (1812-1860) who was a Member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in the year 1846, and served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio in the 6th District in the year 1853 to the yea 1855

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Hebburn, co. Durham). Gu. a chev. or, betw. three eagles’ heads erased ar. Crest—An eagle’s head erased or.
2) (Rotherham, co. York). Gu. a chev. betw. three eagles’ heads erased or.
3) Per pale gu. and vert an eagle displ. or. Crest—An eagle’s head erased per fesse or and gu. gorged with a mural coronet az.
4) Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three griffins’ heads erased sa. Crest—A greyhound sa.
5) (Boultham Hall, co. Lincoln). Motto—Spem sequimur. Gu. a chev. or, betw. three griffins’ heads ar. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ppr. collared or.
6) (London). Per pale gu. and vert an eagle displ. or (another ar.). Crest—An eagle’s head erased ppr. gorged with a ducal coronet ar.
7) (co. Lincoln). Motto—Spen sequimar. Gu. a chev. or, betw. three griffins’ heads ar. Crest—A griffin erased ppr. collared or.

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