When Luther Elliott was born about 1818, in Morris Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Atkinson Elliott JR, was 26 and his mother, Jemima Winget, was 24. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and East Finley, East Finley Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died in 1893, in Richhill Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.
English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Eliot, a pet form of the Old Testament name Elijah, rendered in Greek as Ēlias and in Old French as Élie + the diminutive suffix -ot; compare Ellis . The name Aylett may in some cases also have been confused with or absorbed into Elliott.
Scottish: late variant of Elwood .
Scottish (of Breton origin): perhaps, as some members of the Elliott clan believe, a Scottish variant of the Breton surname Elleouet, a habitational name from one of the hamlets named Allegot in Finistère.