Ellis

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Ellis is a first name and surname of English and Welsh origin.[1][2][3] The surname was first recorded in 1202 in Lincolnshire, England.[4]

Last name: Ellis. This ancient surname of many spellings, is a "crusader" import into Europe from the Holy Land. Recorded as Elliss, Elix, Ellice, Eles, Elias, Heelis, and many other forms, it derives from the Greek "Elias", itself from the Hebrew "Eliyahu", and meaning "Jehovah is God".

The name Ellis may refer to:

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  • LaPhonso Ellis (born 1970), former American Basketball Player, National Basketball Association
  • Larry R. Ellis (born 1946), commander in the U.S. Army (2001–04)
  • Lauren Ellis (born 1989), New Zealand cyclist
  • Lee Ellis (born 1942), American sociologist
  • LeRon Ellis (born 1969), former American professional basketball player
  • Leroy Ellis (born 1940), retired American basketball player
  • Lester Ellis (born 1965), English/Australian boxer
  • Lionel Ellis (1885–1970), British military historian
  • Liz Ellis (born 1973), retired Australian netball player
  • Luther Ellis (born 1973), former American football player

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  • Vivian Ellis (1903–1996), English musical comedy composer

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  1. ^ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Ellis
  2. ^ https://www.houseofnames.com/ellis-family-crest
  3. ^ "Ellis Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk.  Retrieved 21 January 2014
  4. ^ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Ellis

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