Felt that Ellwood/Elwood a form of Elwod/Elwold from Croyland region;
The line seems to follow what I call the Scandinavian Highway.
Ælf, Aelf, Elf;
wald, wold, then of English of wood.
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).
wald (plural walds)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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).
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
Middle English Dictionary
From Old Norse vald.
Old High German
Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vǫllr
Middle High German: walt (“forest”)
German: Wald (“forest”)
Yiddish: וואַלד (vald)
From Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vǫllr.
Middle Low German wolt
Low German wold
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.]
(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.
(a) Used to designate specific hilly regions in England such as the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Wolds, and the Weald;
(b) in surnames;
In Yorkshire; Wold/Would
Of Alan Elfwold.
The above indicates and Elfwold/Elwold/Elwood/Ellwood, migration from Croyland, to Cumbria, and on into Scotland;
James V. Elliott of the Elliot DNA Reiver Site;
James V. Elliott also worked on a study;
Above shows a migration path of Elwold variants.
DNA Ellwood similar to Elliott;
Elliott, Elliot, Elwood, Ellwood, census comparisons;
Mark Elliott 7/9/2015
Pictured as described;