Ellis Family History
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Ellis Name Meaning
English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Allis, Mellis, Bellis, Bellin, Valis, Elles, Kellis, Tillis, Wells