When Jacob Elliott Sr was born on 16 October 1850, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Elliott, was 37 and his mother, Anna Mary Moyer, was 33. He had at least 5 sons and 5 daughters with Emma Jane White. He died on 5 January 1936, in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Saint Clair, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.
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.