First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Eli, Elliot, Elliott, Eliott, Eliut, Eliud, Elliotte, Elyot, Eliot
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from the cathedral city on an island
in the fens north of Cambridge. It is so named from Old English
ǣl ‘eel’ + gē ‘district’.
- Probably also an
Americanized form of German Eley.
- Nathaniel Ely was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from
Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.
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