Elson Family History
Elson Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places called Elson in Hampshire or Shropshire. The former is from the Old English personal name Æthelswīth (composed of the elements æthel ‘noble’ + swīth ‘strong’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’; the latter from the Old English personal name Elli (see Ellington ) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’ or dūn ‘hill’. English: possibly an altered form of Elston . Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Elye from Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Elijah’ (see Elias ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press