Elwood Family History
Elwood Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Elwald Elwold Alwold (Old English Ælfweald ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett . The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022