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Eleanora (F)>

Eleanora (female)

Variants:Alianora (F) Eleanor (F) Eléonore (F) Ellen (F) Helen (F) Helenora (F)
Diminutive(s):Elnora (F) Nora (F) Norah (F)
Derivative(s):Leonora (F) Leonore (F)
Can be spelt:Elenora (F) Eleonora (F) Elinora (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private communication [JS]

Italian and, more recently, English form of Eleanor [q.v.]. May be recorded as Helenora, of which there were a few records in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire. Also in author's family tree.

Alianora was used as a Latinised version of Eleanor/Eleanora in many old documents. Search on Alianor* to take account of Latin case endings.

Note that Ellen and Helen often appear in old documents in Latin as Elena or Helena; however, it is also possible that they may be recorded as Eleanora or Elinora. Care should be also taken when searching these old documents to note the appropriate Latin case endings.

A private communication [JS] notes an unusual short form Elnora in the 1881 Census of Scotland.