Elliot(t)s emigrated or were sent to north Ireland in the early 17th century after the Border area was pacified, following the union of the English and Scottish crowns in 1603. From a surname derived from a medieval abbreviation of the Greek Elias. It has been argued by Keith Elliott Hunter that the origins of the St. Germans Eliot family were among the Bretons accompanying William the Conqueror, who were originally rewarded with lands in Devon. , The surname reaches London early in the 14th century.  Whatever their true origin, the Scottish Elliots became notorious Border Reivers – cattle thieves – in the Scottish-English border area and a thorn in the side of both governments.  The Surrey Elyots changed to Eliott in about 1500 and then changed to Elliott during the 1700s (see Elliott v Davenport 1705, a famous legal case about Wills brought by the main family) and settled on it by the end of the 18th century. Know an Elliot? Transferred use of the surname that originated as a diminutive of the Old French Ēlie, a cognate of the Hebrew Elijah (Jehovah is God).
That would exclude the idea that the Cornish Eliots set the clan up a few centuries earlier, but it is said that this was some means of expressing solidarity with John Eliot, who was regularly imprisoned by Charles I until his death in 1632. Our oldest son is named Elliot. The whole subject of the Scottish name origin is discussed by Keith Elliot Hunter on the Elliot Clan website where he argues for a Breton origin to the name and the first chief being William d'Alyth. Var: Eliot, Eliott, Elliott.
Although the given name was historically given to males, females named Elliot have increased from 414 in 2009 to 770 in 2013, in the United States.. © 2020 Wild Sky Media All rights reserved. Looking for the perfect name? and his daughters, Anne and Elizabeth.
It is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elliot is " Jehovah is God". Elliot (also spelled Eliot, Elliotte, Elliott, Eliott and Elyot) is a personal name which can serve as either a surname or a given name. In Scotland, the surname is well represented in Lanarkshire, Angus, Roxburghshire, Dumfriesshire, and other border counties. Robert Bell in The Book of Scots-Irish Family Names adds: "For double L and double T, / the Scots should look across the sea!" The Elliot Clan Society has an extensive list of DNA results which point to native Celtic origins for the clan.
It is not made easier by a member of the clan Eliott Stobs family, George Augustus Eliott, (1717–1790), the defender of Gibraltar, being made 1st Baron Heathfield, which is in Sussex, although he died childless. The name received a boost in popularity due to the central character in the popular movie E.T. A Thomas Elyot is recorded in West Lothian, dying in 1505. By 1220, Elyot is well-established in Cambridge in Great St Andrew's Parish where a William Elyot appears. Transferred use of the surname that originated as a diminutive of the Old French Ēlie, a cognate of the Hebrew Elijah (Jehovah is God).
In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Elliot is: God on high; my God is Jehovah. I think it's an Anglicized version of Elijah.
Lady Elliot in:'The Elliots: The Story of a Border Clan' says: "Around 1650 someone added an "i" to our name to make it Elliot, which was without a doubt unfortunate as it confuses the clan with a well-known English Norman family called Eliot who settled in West England". In the Bible, Elijah was a prophet, chosen by God, who persuade the Israelites to worship one God (Yahweh) and reject the pagan cults that were prominent. 369-377. Try the We are always being complimented on his name and we feel it will be a great name or him as he grows into adulthood. Once Elliot touches a heart, it can't ever refuse. It is claimed that the surname originated in the early 13th century as "Eliot", as there is supposed to be a reference to "Geoffrey Eliot", Abbot of Hyde, in documents linked to the creation of Magna Carta. There are also suggestions of French DNA from the Surrey Elliotts. Bretons also settled in the north, as vassals of the Breton Earl of Richmond, Alan of Penthievre. Diminutive of Elie, the Old French form of Elias. 'Deeds: B.1601 - B.1700', A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 1 (1890), pp.
However, we just call him Elliot.
Elliot Goldsworthy is a character in Degrassi NO WAY. Eliot; actor actor Elliott Gould; Attorney General Elliot Richardson. In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Elliot is: God on high; my God is Jehovah. But if I had to name him one more time it would be Elliot. The original Anglo-Saxon surnames from Northumbria like Aelwold, Ellwald, Elaund, Elwaird, Elwods, Alwods, Elyards, Halwads seem to have mixed together eventually as Ellot. The name Eliot appears in Normandy in 1195 and a son of Anschar Elyot in 1198.. It's a gorgeous boy's name, but for a girl?
But if I had to name him again I would name him Duncan. In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Elliot is: The Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God. This Couple Named Their Baby After Their Internet Provider, Emily Maynard Johnson Just Revealed Her Baby Girl’s Name & It’s Full of Southern Charm, These Angelic Baby Names Are Perfect for Your (Let’s Hope) Little Angel, Elegant & Effortless “E” Names Every Baby Will Enjoy, Here Are Our Baby Name Predictions for the Rest of 2019 — & They’re Pretty Weird. / The single L and single T / The Eliots of St Germans be, / But double T and double L, / Who they are nobody can tell. Copyright © 2020 SheKnows Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. There are also records in the Domesday Book of the name spelled "Ailiet", thought to originate from an old English name "Æþelgeat" (meaning "noble gate") and leading to the English and Scottish given name spelled "Elyat".
Surname first used as a given name in modern Scotland. He pointed out that 71 of 76 births of children by that name in Ireland in 1890 spelt it "Elliott".
In French Baby Names the meaning of the name Elliot is: Believes in God. Sir Arthur and the Dowager Lady Eliott maintained that the family were originally known as Ellots. An Elliot is someone who gives the gift of love, and from that day onwards he will be your all, beyond and above. Differences in spelling can be distinguished in this rhyme: The double L and single T / Descent from Minto and Wolflee, / The double T and single L / Mark the old race in Stobs that dwell. Among the many famous people with this name are the authors T. S. Eliot and George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans).
 An Elyat (or Elyot) is in Bury St. Edmunds in 1188. Germans, who claim descent from a Norman knight, Sir William de Aliot.
In the United States the surname is well represented in Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, New Hampshire and Delaware. Some sources claim it may be derived from a French form of Elias, which is itself derived from the biblical name "Elijah".
For other uses, see.  The first chief is claimed to be Robert Elwold (1305–67), who came from York, but migrated to the area around Hermitage Castle Robert Elwold of Redheuch is granted lands around Redheuch and Larriston in the 1484 Sasine deed Robert, 13th clan chief, who was killed at the Battle of Flodden is recorded with the surname 'Elwold'.
But my son's first name is Jacob and his middle name is Edward. Elliot is a Greek derivative of Elijah, Dr. Elliot Reid (played by Sarah Chalke), lead character in the American television comedy Scrubs  The clan society usually accepts that the name originated from the town and river Elliot in Angus, Scotland. Elliot Stabler - Law and Order SVU detective This article is about Elliot as a name. Var: Eliot, Eliott, Elliott. William Elyot was Constable of Horsham in 1401 and his grandson, Thomas Elyot (1420–67) a Filacer (issuer of the Royal Writs) is buried at Wonersh church in Surrey, not far north of Horsham. What are his siblings named? In Scottish Baby Names the meaning of the name Elliot is: Old Welshman.
Thursday, the feast of St. Edmund the King. The origin of the Scottish surname is obscure, due to much of the genealogy of the Eliott clan being burnt in the destruction of the castle at Stobs in 1712 AD.  In the Museum of London is (to quote the caption) "a bronze jug with three feet and three bands of lettering around the neck and body. An Elliot will give a strength a hope, Taking your hand and helping all cope . Legend also has it that the extra "t" in Eliott arose when a branch of the Eliotts adopted Christianity. The name received a boost in popularity due to the central character in the popular movie E.T. 17 Edward III. One variant in Scotland was Dalliot (or, more likely, d'Alliot) and a variation from the Breton original name Ellegouet, from which the Scots variant Elligott is derived, is to be found in clusters in Finistere.  It is from him that the Elliots of Godalming descend with their arms being Azure with a fess or (blue with a gold strip across the centre). Elliot Moose (is my son's favorite) The name has Anglo-Saxon origins and appears alongside Armstrong in Northumbrian records dating from 1165. However Elijah is a very popular name and we discovered that Elliot was a Greek derivative of Elijah. We call him "E" sometimes for short. We've only had compliments-- we gave him a name that is strong and that he can grow into. A Stephen Elyot is recorded in September 1364 as a "vintner of Rye" in east Sussex and later became its MP in 1377..
I can't believe there are people who are using this name for girls. However, the Abbot of Hyde Abbey (near Winchester in Hampshire), who signed the 1224 version was Abbot Aston and the 1297 version confirmed by Edward I mentions the Abbot of Hyde as a witness, but does not name him..
Danish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Denmark 2014, Swedish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Sweden 2014, English and Welsh Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in England and Wales (2013), Canadian Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Canada (Quebec) 2014, Swedish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Sweden, 2010, Canadian Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Canada (Quebec), 2010, English and Welsh Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in England and Wales, Canadian Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Canada (Quebec) for 2012, English Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in England, Welsh Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Wales, Swedish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Sweden for 2012, Scottish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Scotland, Danish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Denmark, Swedish Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Sweden, Canadian Boys Names: Most Popular Names for Boys in Canada (Quebec). Elot is also a Breton name variant.