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  • Abigail Badger (1775 - d.)
  • Abigail Ely (1703 - 1762)
  • Ammiruhama ‘Ammi Ruhama’ Ely (1732 - 1799)
    Biography Ammiruhama "Ammi Ruhama" Ely was born 24 Aug 1732 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut and died there in 1799. He was the son of William Ely and Hannah Thompson. On 28 Mar 1754 in Lyme, New ...
  • Anne Carter Ely (1897 - 1978)
    Birth: Jul. 21, 1897 Death: Nov. 8, 1978 Family links: Parents: Robert Edward Lee (1843 - 1914) Juliet Carter Lee (1860 - 1915) Spouse: Hanson Edward Ely (1896 - 1938)* Children: Hanson Edward Ely (192...
  • Monte Hale (1919 - 2009)
    Hale (June 8, 1919 – March 29, 2009) was an American B-Western film star and country musician.Often reported to have been born in San Angelo, Texas, he was actually born as Buren Ely in Ada, Oklahoma; ...

About the Ely surname

Ely or Elye, a patronymic of great antiquity, antedates the Norman conquest of England. The Isle of Ely is said to have derived its name from Helie, the last of a line of kings who ruled over the southern portion of the British Isles three or four centuries before the Christian era. The name was known in France as Helyes, or "the ancient nobility de Heilly, or Helly," of Normandy. (R. P. Ely, W. S. Ely, D. B. Ely, Compilers: "An Historical Narrative of the Ely, Revell and Stacye Families, pp. 27, 35, 70.)