Clan Elwood, Ellwood

of Elwald, Elwold, Elwould;

Ellwood, Elwood, of Elwald Elwold Elwould


In York the word “wold” is used;


In Lincolnshire just south of Yorkshire, the word “wold” is used to describe an English “wood”, like Burnham Wood.


The “le Wold” and near the St. Elwold church in Lincolnshire county.

The concentration of the name given census data is create near the region of its name adopt, and likely from St Elwold/Elwald, which coin a sceat with a stag head in York;

Clan Armstrong has noted the staghead being use by the Elwald-Elliot and that is what they were referred to by, likely at first as people of King/St Elwald, known as the Elwold/Elwald, “people of the wood”;


Sceat of St. Elwald/Elwold minted in York, bones in Hexam Abbey.


The stag head is used in the base of the shield of Clan Elwood/Ellwood.

Elwald Elwold Ælfwald Ellot Ellwood Northumbria

Using; Named Public Profiler, showing concentrations of respective surnames;

Elwood is Scots and Ulster;


and Ellwood is English;


It is quite common for Scotland and England to differentiate similiar names, like Elwood-Ellwood, Elliot-Eliot, and Crozier-Crosier to name a few.

Migration pattern shows toward Cumbria, North West England, just south of the Scottish Border;



Elwood, and Ellwood have similar surname distribution.


Even with and excellent study done by James V. Elliott and others;






Examples of the Elwood/Ellwood name in place of what became the border name Elliot.



It is felt that the Martin Elwood (Ellot) family may have carried the name onto Ulster.


c1630 Ulster muster;

First Name    Surname     Barony/Lands     Landlord/Estate       County
George            Elwood        Loughty                   Sir S. Butler               Cavan

The R. J. Hunter Collection-Ulster c1630 muster search






A definition of the Elwald/Elwold Ellwood-Ellwand (stand Edinburgh measurement on the bend of the Redheugh. Stobs, and Lariston shield, Gorrenberry, uses the Elwood/Ellwood shield).



Mark Elliott   9/10/2016

Elioth of York + info;

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11/4/2016 MSE

Ellwood in Australia

7/21/2017 MSE

Joel MacDonald “Mark what is the significance of the ancestral coin that is utilized for your pic?” co-admin, because admin husband’s mother is an Armstrong, and border reivers pitch-in to help out. “Mac” are of the Gaelic language of Scots, and where the term Scot came from, which included the northern county of North Ireland; County Antrim, where the Ulster Border Reiver Scots language is spoken today, because the Antrim Scottish Gaelic took in the Border Reiver Scottish Armstrong, which are found in the Argyll Colony of North Carolina, USA. The Armstrong and Elliott of the border land were self lead, and today Clan Armstrong does not have a leader, and is represented by the Clan Elliot chief; 27 sec long. The Armstrong cross borders, and like me are border reivers. Represented by the “tails” side of the coin, with a full body horse. In which they have their Fair Bear story of Germanic origins, migrating and including York. Surname evolve from personal name, and the coin (sceat) was mint in York, by Ælfwald, and my many great is Alanus Elfwold; “An early resident of Bec was Alanus Elfwold (1248).” Took me quite awhile to figure out where Bec was at, until I saw the moat around it, and found a nearby Robert Elwald of 1290, and recorded a Robert Elwald son of Alan in Rimington, West Yorkshire, Northumbria, now Rimington, Lancashire, England. “History; … Robert Elwald son of Alan listed 1304.” Though my Y-DNA R-U106 is unique and does not represent the Elliott surname, Ellwood, mainly developed in the Cumbria England region, an like my family we share the same shield with a stag’s head on it. The chiefs shield of Redheugh Stobs, is with a Scottish measuring stick on it and “elwand”, as we were call at times instead of Elwald. (has more info on your question) The chief Margaret Eliott chief 29, is of Stobs-Redheugh, and I am of Stobs-Gorrenberry. Redheugh is the line of the chieftain. If show be noted that the chief normally was the first son, which we shared for about nine generations. Puts my generation interval at about 29 years instead of thirty. She has 29 generations to my 27. Makes her generation based on first son, now daughter at about 27 years, which would take you back to Robert son of Alan to about the year 1250 AD. We are within a year of age, her father and my father, with help from their mothers her’s from Georgia, USA, were top genealogists. Dad of Mt Ayr, IA, USA (Ayr after Robert Burns hometown), had a twin sister, and guess we are like twins. Best I can figure she is my seventeenth cousin twice removed, has two children, and if the chieftain line is to exist further, it will be from her descendants. Elliott in English also have this Breton, group of TS Eliot, French Breton, pro-barony chief and do not accepting my Elwald-Elliott Germanic line. In the Fair Bear story, which goes way back the bear and elk are friends. Fairbairn, shows I-M253 DNA, except for some NPE, which have in them many border families; Caruther, Irwin/Irvine, Armstrong, and Elliot are included and shown in which; James M. Irvine which of fifty years of experience as a genealogist, mine is about forty-five years, have done excellent research in identifying these NPE among the west March Bonshaw Tower Irvine/Irwin. (find NPE). It should be noted; that the Fairbairn (fair skinned Dane of the surname bear family), and the Elwald (elk of the wood, branched off from the moose of the marsh), are branched lines, and I of the Gorrenberry Elliott along with today’s English Ellwood, are of the Germanic Ewald-Eichwald line, and our symbol coming out of York is the stag’s head on the coin of king/saint Ælfwald, buried in Hexam Abby, south of the border between Scotland and England, placed across Anglo-Danish Northumbria, capital would be considered York, where the coin was minted. Used math and DNA to find likely region family entered the British Isles;
1/25/2018 MSE