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Elliott Family History

Elliott Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name A{dh}elgeat (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + Geat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn), and the female personal name A{dh}elg¯{dh} (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + g¯{dh} ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald (see Ellwood).English: from a pet form of Ellis.Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Elliott Families

  • Number of Elliott families
     560 - 1,117
     187 - 559
     1 - 186
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Elliott families
     1,956 - 3,909
     653 - 1,955
     1 - 652
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Elliott families
     142 - 282
     48 - 141
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Elliott Family Origin

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Elliott Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Elliott

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Elliott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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