As one can see that Cumberland is a part of Cumbria.
Want to thank James V. Elliott who has done excellent work with the Border Reiver, Y-DNA Project for the following;
It is felt that these name migrated up from an area near the southeast coast where the Anglo-Saxons entered.
Given the following Elwood/Ellwood name distributions;
It is felt the wold, would, could be of a Yorkshire Wolds/Woulds influence.
The Yorkshire Wolds are low hills in the counties of East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire in north-eastern England. The name also applies to the district in which the hills lie. Wikipedia
a : a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest —often used in plural but singular or plural in construction. merriam-webster.com
It is felt wold and wood are independent entomology but near meaning and similar pronunciation it is felt that in El- that wold and would became wood.
There are very few Ellwood in Scotland as compared to England so Ellwood should be considered an English name mainly of Cumbria-Cumberland.
It is felt that wold may be a low German version of wald meaning forest.
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It is felt that the Elwood/Ellwood Coat of Arms has York region origins.
Mark Elliott 12/15/2014
The meaning keeps changing on me.
Would like to reiterated on such an excellent job James V. Elliott has done on Elliot variant DNA.
It is felt because of his work, that the Cumbria, Ellwood, came from around York, where the land was more moorland, open spaced. The name Elwold, and Elwould, where wold and would are for moorland. When they moved to Cumbria, the land became more wooded, and for living in these regions of wood, the name Ellwood, came dominate in the Cumbria region.
The name Elwald, is of the forest, but when the Elwald migrated from the Liddesdale region to around Shelkirk it is felt this area may have made a name change from Elwald to Elwauld and Ellot, where Ellot became popular in Liddesdale in the second half of the sixteenth century.
Mark Elliott 6/5/2015