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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ellerbe mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ellerbe

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Alt. Meaning

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ellerbe

Dannell Ellerbe is an athlete. He has been prominent since 2009. Dannell was born on November 29th, 1985 in Hamlet, North Carolina.


Brian was born on September 1st, 1963.


Dawn was born on April 3rd, 1974 in Central Islip, New York, U.S.


William Haselden Ellerbe was a Governor of South Carolina, and 25th Comptroller Generalof South Carolina. His career lasted from 1897 to 1899. William was born on April 7th, 1862 in Marion, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on June 2nd, 1899.


Kenneth was born on April 10th, 1960.


James Edwin Ellerbe was a Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and Member of theSouth Carolina House of Representatives. James was born on January 12th, 1867 in Sellers, South Carolina. He passed away on October 24th, 1917.


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Popularity of Ellerbe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ellerbe U.S.
  White 23.05% 64.26%
  African American 70.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ellerbe

People with the last name Ellerbe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ellerbe

  • How Popular is the name Ellerbe? As a last name Ellerbe was the 12,174th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ellerbe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ellerbe is Sunday, October 12th, 1873.
  • How unique is the name Ellerbe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ellerbe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ellerbe: Your name in reverse order is Ebrelle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elebrle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ellerbe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,560 people with the last name Ellerbe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ellerbe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ellerbe as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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