Last name: ELWOOD

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ELWOOD : This last name is indexed 28,935 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ELWOOD : English: from the Middle English personal name Elwald Elwold Alwold (Old English Ælfweald ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett. The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.

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