from whom the Ewings family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland
. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Eógann,
which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius,
which means well born.
Ewings is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Ewings family was established in Scotland
, well before the Norman Conquest
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Ewings family
The surname Ewings was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.
Early History of the Ewings family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ewings research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ewings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ewings Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Ewings include many spelling variations
. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.
Early Notables of the Ewings family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ewings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ewings family to Ireland
Some of the Ewings family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ewings family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Alexander, Henry, James, John, Mathew, Thomas, William Ewing all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; John, Robert, and Elizabeth Ewins settled in Virginia in 1623.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ewings (post 1700)
- Sir Victor Ewings Negus MS, FRCS (1887-1974), British laryngologist, surgeon and comparative anatomist
Historic Events for the Ewings family
- Mr. Clifford Ewings, British Ordnance Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
The Ewings Motto
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 Translation: Boldly