If you go to this website http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asphttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp you can find our ancestry traced back to Germany. Our name was originally spelt Ellroth. My ancestry tree should be public on ancestry.com. It is named the Elrod Family Tree. My grandfather was Paul Vernon Elrod and my father is Ronnie Elrod. If you have any information I would appreciate it.