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Where did the Irish McEvilly family come from? What is the Irish McEvilly family crest and coat of arms? When did the McEvilly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McEvilly family history?The surname McEvilly comes from the Irish Mac an Mhilidh, meaning "son of a knight." The "knight" refers to the ancestor of the family, Sir Bernard Staunton or de Sdondon. His son, Philip Mor de Sdondon was among the first Norman invaders of Ireland.
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacEvilly, MacEvily, MacAvealy, Staunton and others.
First found in Connacht, where they acquired lands in the baronies of Clanmorris and Carra, under the "Red Earl" Richard de Burgo in the 14th century. The family, though of Norman ancestry, became a sept following the custom of their Gaelic neighbors.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEvilly research. Another 318 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1737, 1781, 1788, 1801, 1857, 1859, 1870, and 1881 are included under the topic Early McEvilly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McEvilly Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
McEvilly Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In Dieu ma foy
Motto Translation: On God is my reliance.
The McEvilly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEvilly Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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