Type Surname (from location)
Usage Medieval English
Other Forms FormsElforde, Elforda
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Meaning & History
From the Old English personal name Ella, from the word oelf meaning "elf" or from the Old English alor/elre, meaning "alder tree." The name in full would mean "alder tree by a ford" or "Ella who lives by a ford".From Surname Database and Guild of One-Name Studies.