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INTRODUCTION

This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may derive from the medieval given name "Elis" the normal vernacular form of "Elijah" meaning "Jehovah is God", plus the diminutive suffix "ot". It may also be from the Middle English given name "Ely(a)t", which represents at least two Olde English pre 7th Century personal names which have fallen together; "Athelgeat" (male), composed of the elements "athel" noble and "Geat" a tribal name, and "Athelgyth" (female), composed of the elements "athel" and "gyth" a battle. In Scotland, the name derives from the Olde English given name "Aelfweald", "aelf", an elf and "weald", a ruler, or as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname "Elloch" or "Eloth", a topographical name for a "dweller by a mound", from the Gaelic "eileach", a dam, mound or bank...

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Elliott (Variants: Elliot, Eliott, Eliot, Ellett, Ellyatt)

An English relationship name that may have been confused with Aylett and similar variants may have been absorbed into Elliott. In Scottish, Elliott was a derivative for Ellwood, which although co-existed, also became absorbed and confused with one another.

In English, although also a medieval given name, Elliott is from a pet form of Ellis.

Also interpreted as 'the son of Elias', from Elye (English, Elias), diminutive Elyot.

From Old French meaning “Little Elias” (Elias).

Early Bearers of the surname include: William Elyot, 1257 in Assize Rolls (Somerset); William Eliot, 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Sussex); Johannes Eleyot, 1381 in Poll Tax (Saintbury, Gloucs); Thomas Elyot, 1451 in Feet of Fines (Oxon); Robert Ellyot, Phillippe Elliot, 1551 in Parish Registers (Hunsdon, Herts).

In 1891 census, the total occurrences for England and Wales were 28,422 and 457 in Scotland. In 1881, Devon was recorded as a top county for the surname with 1,181 occurrences. A top parish in the county was Plymouth St Andrews with 114 occurrences along with Abbots Kerswell that was reported as Elliott being the top surnames by occurrences.

In 1881, the most common Elliott occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elliott. A less common occupation for the Elliott was Labourer.

Richard Elliott, an English convict, was transported aboard the "Albion" on 21 September 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

Samuel Elliott, an English convict from Middlesex, was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" 22 April 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

The noted of the surname, Sir Roger James Elliott FRS (1928-2018), was a British theoretical physicist from Derbyshire. He specialised in the magnetic, semiconductor, and optical properties of condensed matter. Elliott also served as Chief Executive of Oxford University Press from 1988 until 1993.

1881, 1891 Census

1881 Census in Kent

Dictionary of American Family Homes, P Hanks OUP 2003

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain, H.B. Guppy, London 1890

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, P.Hanks, Coats, McClure OUP 2016

1860 Lower, Mark A Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom, London: J.R Smith. Public Domain

1857 Arthur, William An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain

https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Elliott name can be found in Scotland, but its origin according to DNA is from the north-west coast of the Emerald Island. The Elliott story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup A1] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Elliott surname origin is from a Northern Ui Neill [R1b-L513] tribe. The Cenél Eoghan and the tribes of Donegal conquered much of Ulster (Derry and Tyrone).

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) Cenél Eoghan will expand across northern Ireland with their cousins Cenél Conaill and the Northern Ui Neill between 500-800 BCE. The clans of Finn Valley have the same DNA as people from Gwynedd in Brittany. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Elliott story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Scotland as they form part of the Dalriada. Descendants of their tribe will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207

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