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ELON Origin of surname

ELON, ALON

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a patronymic surname based on a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin. Al(l)on, the Hebrew for "oak", was the name of a descendant of hSimon, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4.37. Several variants are documented in the 20th century as Jewish surnames, among them Allon, Alon and Aloni.

Distinguished bearers of the Jewish family name Alon include the 20th century Russian-born Israeli journalist and author, Azaria Alon, co-founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
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ELON Origin of surname
ELON, ALON

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a patronymic surname based on a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin. Al(l)on, the Hebrew for "oak", was the name of a descendant of hSimon, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4.37. Several variants are documented in the 20th century as Jewish surnames, among them Allon, Alon and Aloni.

Distinguished bearers of the Jewish family name Alon include the 20th century Russian-born Israeli journalist and author, Azaria Alon, co-founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People