The Ebelthite surname is properly a variation of the surname Hebblethwaite. Hebblethwaite is a place name in Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England. There is also Hebblethwaite Hall, Hebblethwaite Lane and Hebblethwaite cave found in Sedbergh. The origin is uncertain however the 'thwaite' element is from the Old Norse þveit for a piece of land or paddock.
There are no records found yet of the family surname spelling of Ebelthite prior to 1720, and this is possibly due to the spelling change from Hebblethwaite to Ebelthite around that time.
There is an Ebelthite family in South Africa (who emigrated there around 1840) some in Australia, and very small families in Canada and the United States. They all appear to have emigrated from England.
In 1570 Arms were granted to James Heblethwayte of Malton, Yorkshire by Sir G. Dethick, Garter King of Arms. Burke’s General Armory notes the Arms for Heblethwayte of Sedbergh & Malton, Yorkshire as:
Arms: Agent two pallets Azure on a canton Or a mullet pierced Sable.
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet Or a demi wolf rampant ermines.
In the 1890s the College of Arms, London, granted Arms to Ernest Arthur Ebblewhite (b.1867 d.1947) and his heirs. The blazon:
Arms: Per fesse indented Argent and Azure within two pallets as many roses in pale all counterchanged on a canton Gules a mullet of six points pierced of the first.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a demi-wolf rampant ermine charged on the shoulder with a mullet as in the Arms and holding between the paws a lyre Or.
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