Elman Family History
Elman Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Hellmann (see Heller), reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h. German (Elmann): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Adelman, composed of the elements adal ‘noble (family)’ + man ‘man’. English: occupational name for a seller of oil, from Middle English ele ‘oil’ + man ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press