Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsElving, Elwing, Elfwing
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Meaning & History
Possibly a combination of an obsolete spelling of Swedish älv "river" and the suffix -ing (ultimately from Proto-Germanic -ingaz) meaning "coming from, belonging to, descending from". Originally denoting a person who lived near a river or a person who came from a place named with the element älv.