Last name: Ellis
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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).
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.
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
My Grandpa was an Ellis. Claude Charles Ellis. I've always been interested in going back as far as I can.
My grandpa Claude Charles Ellis was born in Sulpher Springs Texas in 1895. Any of you folks from there?
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
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!
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??
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.
My family can't from scotland about 6 generations ago I'm the 5th geneatioms to be named John In a row.
Im originally an Ellis and have found that my family came from Gwaenysgor, Flintshire, North Wales. Trying to trace further back.
My family came over from Ireland during the potato famine. That's really all I know.
I didn't know this about my last name very interesting
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.
James Dean Ellis
Hello all of you of the Family Ellis Surname
William G. Ferris
my mums maiden name is Ellis. How do you guys research your ancestry i try ancestry.com and it doesn't work
looking for father of edith louise ellis in northern kentucky, edith died in 2006
Looking for 12 bothers and sisters
Seems to be too many people with the last name of Ellis and first name of Brian. Think my grandmother said we still have cousins in England too.
Hello, I am seeking my name out. I live in Wales and looked up Ellis, because I have family with that name in America, but how about Elisedd? Does it mean the same as Ellis?
Elis (from the Greek Elias and the biblical Elijah) was a popular medieval name, having been adopted by some early saints. It became in Old English Elys or Elis and then Ellis. In Wales this surname seems to have absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, meaning one who is kindly and benevolent.
Would like to find family