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Ellis Genealogy & History

Ellis comes from the Greek Elias via the Crusades, which itself is derived from the Hebrew Eliyahu, which means "Jehovah is God". Many relatives of Crusaders named their children from the Old Testament to mark the journey their men had taken, though none of those efforts were actually successful. The first recorded piece of Ellis family history is the 1200 tax return of William Elyas, in Yorkshire. Probably the most famous part of Ellis genealogy is Ellis Island, named for the man who owned it before New York State leased it, Samuel Ellis, as well as former admiral James Ellis.


Ellis Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Artie Ellis-- --, 1929February 28,1992MD
B Dean Ellis-- --, 1939September 13,2004IA
C Clair Ellis-- --, 1899November ,1966IN
D Jean Ellis-- --, 1927April 17,2000NE

Ellis Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Austin Ellis-- --, 1912January 6,1988Tampa,FL
F Loren Ellis-- --, 1927October 15,2005Torrington,WY
G Alvin Ellis-- --, 1923October 22,2007Pueblo,CO
H Benton Ellis-- --, 1927June 21,1990Orlando,FL

Ellis Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Aaron EllisEva HillMay 30,1942Wake, NC
Buck EllisNora JonesNovember 26,1939Wake, NC
Curtis EllisLillian LaneDecember 31,1960Wake, NC
Eugene EllisZula FullerOctober 22,1933Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Ellis

104th: Jordan105th: Simmons
106th: Snyder107th: Coleman
108th: Alexander109th: Schmidt
110th: Wagner111th: Gibson
112th: Harrison113th: Marshall

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