I'm married to an Elben and we live near Sacramento, California. Please see my website http://www.frenchfamilyassoc.com/ELBEN/http://www.frenchfamilyassoc.com/ELBEN/ I will be in St. Albans on Sep 18 or 19, 2013. My husband's family immigrated ca. 1777 from Baldock and before that, they lived in Royston and spelled their name Ellbourn. I'll be visiting the Hertfordshire Record Office and many of the small villages until Oct 2. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in genealogy, especially about the early ancestors who immigrated to America.