I inhabit several e-mail lists. On one of them, I "know" someone whose last name is Elphick. Now, Elphick is not a very common last name. And I doubt if anybody would associate it with anything remotely Anglo-Saxon. But if you go back, say, 1000 years, you will find people whose given names, eventually gave rise to "Elphick". But back in "them days", their names weren't "Elphick". They were called "Aelfheah". You might get a clue as to how "Aelfheah" morphed into Elphick, eventually, if you run across some Victorian writers who wrote this name as "Alphege"(it was the name of a bishop, I think, but I'd have to look this up). Really, though, the name was "Aelfheah". What's even more interesting is, "Aelfheah" originally meant "high elf", or maybe "arch-elf". A bishop named Arch-elf might seem kind of strange to us, but then, such names were common 1000 years or more ago, at least in England.
Finally, let us not forget that there are a number of last names that derive, ultimately, from Anglo-Saxon sources, and most of them are a lot more familiar than Elphick. Godwin/Goodwin is one of these; there is a plaque at our central library dedicated to a lady with a hyphenated name(one of the names is Japanese)-Goodwin. And then there are people called things like Dunning, which was a man's name back 1000 years or more ago. Some first names(especially for men) have made it into the modern world, too. How many Alfreds or Edwards or even Harolds do you know? Probably you know some.
In any case, these connections to a seemingly vanished world still exist. And that's a fun fact, if you think about it.