Ellwood to Cumbria

Felt that Ellwood/Elwood a form of Elwod/Elwold from Croyland region;

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The line seems to follow what I call the Scandinavian Highway.

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Ælf, Aelf, Elf;

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wald, wold, then of English of wood.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wald

Etymology 3

From Middle English wald, from Old English weald (“high land covered with wood, woods, forest”), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old High German wald (German Wald) and Old Norse vǫllr (Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Icelandic völlur).

Noun

wald (plural walds)

Forest; woods.

References

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Middle English

Alternative forms

wæld

Etymology

From Old English weald (“high land covered with wood, woods, forest”), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old High German wald (German Wald) and Old Norse vǫllr (Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Icelandic völlur).

Noun

wald (plural walds or walden)

a wooded area, forested land, the woods; a wooded tract, forest preserve; the forest as a wild place

Þe wurmes & te wilde deor … o þis wald wunieð. — St. Margaret of Antioch, c1225

Ȝif æi mon hine mihte ifinden uppe þissere wælden, … — Layamon’s Brut, c1275

Beliagog in þat nede Fond him riche wald To fine. — Sir Tristrem, c1330

Was nouthire waldis in þar walke ne watir to fynde. — Wars of Alexander, 1450

References

Middle English Dictionary

Old Danish

Alternative forms

wold

Etymology

From Old Norse vald.

Noun

wald

force, violence

Descendants

Danish: vold

Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vǫllr

Noun

wald m

forest

Descendants

Middle High German: walt (“forest”)

German: Wald (“forest”)

Yiddish: וואַלד (vald)

Mòcheno: bòlt

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vǫllr.

Noun

wald m

a forest

Descendants

Middle Low German wolt

Low German wold

Old Saxon WALD etomology

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED53328

wold (n.(1)) Also wolde, wald(e, weld(e, (16th & 17th cents.) would & (early SWM) wæld(e, uald, uælde, (infl.) wolden, wælden & (in names) woldh, wol(le, walt(e, wal(le, wale, wauld(e, wault, waud(e, waut, wad, wat, wel, weald(e, wealt, weude, whalt, valde, holde, -old(e, -aud.

[OE weald, (A) wald, LOE (in place names) wal(t, w)old forest.]

1.

(a) A wooded region, forested land, the woods; ?a wooded tract, forest preserve [quot. c1330]; also, the forest as a wild place; wilde woldes;

(b) open country, a plain, meadow; also, grassy fields, grassland, pasturage;

(c) a waste place, the desert;

(d) high ground, the hills, highlands; also, a hill, down;

(e) with diminished force, freq. in generalizing phrases: the world, the earth; on wold(es, over lond and ~, everywhere, up and down, far and wide.

2.

(a) Used to designate specific hilly regions in England such as the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Wolds, and the Weald;

(b) in surnames;

in Yorkshire;

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In Yorkshire; Wold/Would

Alan Elwald Alanus Elfwold  1249 Bec Northfolk

Of Alan Elfwold.

Also;

Alfwald-variations

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The above indicates and Elfwold/Elwold/Elwood/Ellwood, migration from Croyland, to Cumbria, and on into Scotland;

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James V. Elliott of the Elliot DNA Reiver Site;

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James V. Elliott also worked on a study;

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Above shows a migration path of Elwold variants.

DNA Ellwood similar to Elliott;

Ellwood Elliot Y-DNA

 

Elliott, Elliot, Elwood, Ellwood, census comparisons;

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Mark Elliott   7/9/2015

Ellwood coat of arms Yorkshire

Pictured as described;

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added 7/23/2015

 

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