Last name: Ellis
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My grandfather told me that our family come from Ireland. Not much was told other than just that. Im interested in finding more abt my heritage but keep getting road blocks.
I didn't know this about my last name very interesting
My family came over from Ireland during the potato famine. That's really all I know.
Im originally an Ellis and have found that my family came from Gwaenysgor, Flintshire, North Wales. Trying to trace further back.
My family can't from scotland about 6 generations ago I'm the 5th geneatioms to be named John In a row.
Great grandfather came to the US from England and settled in New Jersey with his German wife. Had 14 children, my grandfather (Raymond Sr.) being number 13.
James E Ellis
I traced my family name Ellis back to 1800 and it got me to Ireland. My grandfather Robert came over to the US and started the Ellis Family in Pittsburgh, Pa. So I was brought up Irish. in 2004 I attended a wedding in Scotland, I was asked to wear a Kilt in the family name, I got my Kilt and was told I was Welsh. So now I am Welsh. Then I look up the orgin of Ellis and find out it is English. So what does one do??
My grandfather Kenneth Ellis was from the PA area. I wonder if there is a relation there?
I'm from England. We've traced some history back quite a few generations which are also all from England. I however moved to New Zealand in 1999 and now have 2 sons. Seems like the Ellis name is spreading far and wide!
I'm from the Rhondda valley South Wales u.k.And my great grandparents came from North Wales. Some emigrated to America in the 1800's
My grandpa Claude Charles Ellis was born in Sulpher Springs Texas in 1895. Any of you folks from there?
My Grandpa was an Ellis. Claude Charles Ellis. I've always been interested in going back as far as I can.
Terri E. Hall
My father is Claude Ellis lives in Houston
Barb Ellis Tippetts
My great grandfather came from Wales and settled in Northern Utah. I'm just begining to learn about the Ellis roots.
My maiden name is Ellis. My branch was from Wales, so I always thought that's where the name originated. This is very cool info. Especially considering that my family is Christian. We also tend to be "kind ones". (unless, of course, you cross us) lol
Our family originated in Norway. Normandy was next and then to Wales and from there to Ireland with Strongbow. We seem to have taken a liking to the place but still wander a bit. I love the "kind ones" distinction and I believe it's true.
Richard C. Ellis here. I was a Halloween baby (boooo!) Fascinating history. Nice to hear I'm a namesake of the passenger on "Bonaventure". Don't know the details but we are somehow connected to Mary Queen of Scots (one of my family branches which might not be Ellis).
What does my last name mean
I'm looking for a Hebrew - or more specificaly Jewish. - link in my family tree. We have an oral familly history tale of matrilinear. Judaism but nothing to confirm it. Ellis is a dominant last name, with Harrison, Pessefere, Mason, Carey, Bates, Calloway, Betteridge, Newbold and a lone by marriage only. Contorini. Any ideas? X
It is the same story with me !
Born on the Forth of July, Richard Myril Ellis.
this is really cool
My great great great great grandad was Charles Maynard who invented wine gums
Hello, Do you or your family have any memories of the Maynards during the late 1950s - 1960s. As I own a Grey Lagonda 3 litre car which was owned by Mr Maynard when he owned the Maynards wine gum factory in Vale Road Haringey London.
It also means in old Welsh "The kind one", it was the name of two Kings of Powys, Wales. And yes there are origins to the Greeks, but also biblical connections. By the way "Mo" the Celts were living in Britain long before the Anglo-Saxons. Look up the history as the celtic language pre-dated English by a long stretch, but not the Greeks admittedly! Alan Ellis look into it the history of the celts to learn more about your family history, and you may have connections in Brittanny I would imagine. Lovely to know there are so many "kind ones" out there!
This is very interesting. I've heard of the name's Welsh origins.
it is greek and spelt ellis
and cornish - my father's people left cornwall in the mid 19th century
Bit more info... they lived at 68. clinton road Stepney London e3 4qu
i am looking for frederick william ellis who in the 50's was married to rosalie olive addison. if anyone knows of them please email Jackybirch01803@aol.com
i am an Ellis this is interesting but only to a certain extent
Also comes from the Welsh feminine name Elliadd, which would have become the surname of the children under Welsh naming convention
its not welsh at all!!! it is either old english a.k.a anglo-saxon scandinavian or greek.
Hi. I'm looking for any relatives of the following; Richard Ellis and his wife Amy who travelled on the ship 'John' from England 1939 and arriving to South Australia in Feb 1840. They travelled with their married daughter Sarah and her husband Uriah Hearne. Colleen
haha thats soo cool :D
from Santiago de Chile
Fron London England I have my dad's name Ellis heist from trelawny Jamaica
I was a Ellis. My grandfather was John Bert Ellis, a Titanic survivor. He was a vegetable cook on that ship.