Ellison Family History
Ellison Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Ellis (Old Testament Elijah) + -son. In the US this surname (in any of the three possible senses; see also 2 and 3 below) is also established among African Americans. English: from the Middle English Old French female personal name Elissent Elisant ancient Germanic Elisind. Scottish: sometimes a post-medieval variant of Allison which is mainly concentrated in northern England and southwestern Scotland. There is a similar Scottish variation between Alison and Elison as female personal names. Americanized form of some original Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname (most likely based on Yiddish form of the Biblical personal name Elijah).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022