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Origins of the Elliott surname

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What does the name Elliott mean?

Elliott is an English and Scottish surname, with multiple plausible points of origin. Most often it is a patronymic name, referring to someone who was the son or descendant of a person called 'Elias', 'Elijah' or 'Elyot' (the diminutive form of the first two names). Some Elliott nameholders may have geographical roots, being from the place 'Elliot', in Forfarshire (Angus).

Alternative variations of the name Elliott

Elliott, Elliot, Eliot, Eliott, Ellyatt

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Where do most Elliotts live?

In 1921, most Elliotts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Elliotts

How common is your surname?

121st most common surname in the UK

We have 278,000 records for the Elliott surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Elliotts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Elliott first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Elliotts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Elliotts in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Elliotts in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer






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