Illyes


Illyes
This ancient surname of many spellings, is a "crusader" import into Europe from the Holy Land. Recorded as Elliss, Elix, Ellice, Eles, Elias, Heelis, and many other forms, it derives from the Greek "Elias", itself from the Hebrew "Eliyahu", and meaning "Jehovah is God". The name became popular among Christians in the Middle Ages partly because of its adoption by various early saints and martyrs including a 7th Century Bishop of Syracuse, but mainly as a reult of soldiers and pilgrims from the 11th and 12th century crusades. These people on their return home, often christened their children with the ancient names of the Old Testament in memory of the father's efforts to free the Holy Land from the Saracens. The fact that there were twelve such expeditions and all were unsuccessful, does not appear to have dimmed their enthusiasm.The earliest of all hereditary surnames and their recording, was in England, and it is here that we find the first examples of the surname. These include in the year 1202, William Elis in the charters relating to the Danelaw of the county of Lincolnshire, and Robert Elys or Helys, who was listed in the Calendar of Documents for the county of Essex, in 1250. One of the first settlers in the New England colonies was Richard Ellis, aged 29 yrs., who left London on the ship "Bonaventure", bound for Virginia in January 1634. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world, is believed to be that of William Elyas, which was dated 1200, in the tax returns for the county of Yorkshire. This was during the reign of King John of England , 1199 - 1216. Throughout the centuries surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Illyés — Gyula Illyés [ˈɟulɒ ˈijːeːʃ] (eigentlich Gyula Illés; * 2. November 1902 in Felső Rácegrespuszta; † 15. April 1983 in Budapest) war ein ungarischer Schriftsteller, Dichter, Übersetzer und Redakteur. Gyula Illyés Illyés war Kossuth Preisträger und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Gyula Illyés — Gyula Illyés, né en Transdanubie méridionale le 2 novembre 1902 et mort à Budapest le 15 avril 1983, est un poète, nouvelliste et homme de théâtre hongrois …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gyula Illyes — Gyula Illyés [ˈɟulɒ ˈijːeːʃ] (eigentlich Gyula Illés; * 2. November 1902 in Felső Rácegrespuszta; † 15. April 1983 in Budapest) war ein ungarischer Schriftsteller, Dichter, Übersetzer und Redakteur. Gyula Illyés Illyés war Kossuth Preisträger und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gyula Illyés — [ˈɟulɒ ˈijːeːʃ] (eigentlich Gyula Illés; * 2. November 1902 in Felső Rácegrespuszta; † 15. April 1983 in Budapest) war ein ungarischer Schriftsteller, Dichter, Übersetzer und Redakteur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gyula Illyés — (November 2, 1902 ndash; April 15, 1983) was a Hungarian poet and novelist. Born into a poor peasant family, he was educated both in Budapest and in Paris. He was one of the leading népi ( working class ) authors, and someone with strong left… …   Wikipedia

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  • Miklós Illyés — (born 12 January 1972) is a Hungarian judoka. Achievements Year Tournament Place Weight class 2001 European Judo Championships 7th Lightweight (73 kg) 1999 World Judo Championships 5th Lightweight (73 kg) References …   Wikipedia


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