Ellis

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Ellis is a unisex first name and a surname of Welsh and English origin.[1][2][3] The surname was first recorded in 1202 in Lincolnshire, England.[1] An independent French origin of the surname derives from the phrase fleur-de-lis.[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 "Yahweh is God". It also carries the Tigrinyan derivation from 'Ellos' as well as the Greek 'Helios', themselves both meaning 'sun god'. In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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  1. ^ a b "Surname Database: Ellis Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ellis Name Meaning, Family History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms". HouseOfNames. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Ellis Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2014
  4. ^ Ellis, F. O. (1909). Millwood: A Family Tree. Swampscott, Massachusetts. pp. 4 – via Internet Archive.

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