Ellis / Bellis
Ellis, Bellis, Bellis, Bayless, Bayliss, Eles, Elias, Elis, Elisa, Elise, Elisedd, Elisha, Eliza, Elix, Elyce, Elyas, Elys, Ellice, Ellis, Ellisa, Helis, Heelis, Helys
Derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, which is frequently in old records. Indigenous ancient Welsh Christian name. The name 'Elise' noted in the 9th century Welsh King. Samuel ELLIS (Ellis Island, New York) Welsh 18th cent Migrant. Also ELIAS. Variant BELLIS (ap Ellis) and also BAYLISS. Predominantly found in North Wales, but also in use worldwide.