hello, i'm doing the same research, i dont know much about my family history of the Elliott name. i have learned a little. I'm new at this, but i am in the process of doing dna testing. my family of elliotts are from germany and your story is is close to the story i have been told. i know that their is 77 variations of the elliott name. i know that the elliott and armstrongs in germany was what they call border reivers. scotland and ireland. as i find more research i would be than happy to share the info.