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Elliot vs. Elliott
Basically those today with the name Elliot came from the Northumbrian; nothern end is in the borders of Scotland. Name derived for Elwald meaning in high German an owned/inhabited forest measured in Scottish ells, as opposed to low German Elwold meaning a own wood(s), were the name Ellwood in Cumbria is derived from. The Elliott of England mainly derive their name from Wm de Aliot, of France, which settled in Southern UK, around St Germain/Port Eliot, then later added the extra "l" and "t", but the Elliott of the rest of the world are from planting Scots or Ulster/Scots into the English Plantations of the world, such as Australia, New Zealand, America, Barbados, and so on. MSE 1/31/2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:00, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Why is ELLIOTT redirected here? Why isn't ELLIOT redirected to ELLIOTT? Who gets to make this choice, anyway? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Simkiott (talk • contribs) 16:04, 10 December 2009 (UTC) I kno right?! they r just so annoyin! i need elliott NOT "elliot" AMEN brother (or sister) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:53, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
- Actually, this question has merit. "Elliott" is a more common spelling than "Elliot" (and makes more sense, but that's a matter of personal taste on my part). It's only natural that "Elliott" be the article name. --Konaya (talk) 20:36, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
Elliot is the predominant spelling in the Scottish Borders and Elliott is everywhere else. Eliot is Cornish and Eliott is the chiefly line - this was only created when two Sir Gilbert Elliots lived next door to each other, both magistrates and there needed to be some differentiation between the two on legal documents. There were no hard and fast rules on spelling the name and in the 17th Century there were numerous documents spelling one Elliot three different ways. The origins of the name are now thought to be Breton.
The article currently says: "Although the given name was historically given to males, females named Elliot have seen an increase in recent years." This statement seems overbroad. To the best of my knowledge, only one notable female has Elliot as a given name (Elliot Reid, a character in Scrubs). Can anyone name any other notable women (real or fictional) with this name, or a reliable source which says that the name is becoming popular as a woman's given name? If not, I believe the aforementioned sentence should be rephrased. Richwales (talk · contribs) 05:39, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, I can. Sting's daughter Coco Sumner (20) was born Eliot Paulina Sumner. -andy 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:42, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
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