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Origin of the name ELFGAR.
Etymology of the name ELFGAR.
Meaning of the baby name ELFGAR.

  

ELFGAR.  A variant of Anglo-Saxon Ælfgar (q.v.), meaning "elf spear." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also see Elgar.

A.D. 1055... A witenagemot is summoned at London, in Mid-Lent, at which Elfgar is outlawed, "well-nigh without guilt."  Elfgar hires a fleet in Ireland, and with the help of Griffin, king of North Wales, defeats Ralf the earl, and burns Hereford, Oct. 24.  Harold marches against them, and having fortified Hereford, peace is made... (The Annals of England, Flaherty, 1876)

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