Elston Family History
Elston Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from any of several places called Elston (in Nottinghamshire Lancashire and Wiltshire). Elston in Lancashire comes from the Old English female personal name Æthelsige (composed of the elements athel ‘noble’ + sige ‘victory’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. Elston in Nottinghamshire is named with the Old Norse personal name Eiláfr (meaning ‘everlasting’) + tūn ‘settlement’ and Elston in Wiltshire is so named from Elias Giffard holder of the manor in the 12th century. from the Middle English personal name Elstan (Old English Ealdstān ‘old’ + ‘stone’ or Ealhstān ‘shrine temple’ + ‘stone’). Compare Alston .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press