Irvine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There was a native Irish Gaelic name O hEireamhóin, derived from a personal name of uncertain origins that came to be Irvine, but the great majority of this name in Ireland were planters, who arrived from Scotland in the 17th century. In the case of the latter, their name is ultimately derived from at least two place names in Scotland, the parish of Irving in county Dumfriesshire, or from Irvine in Strathclyde.

Early Origins of the Irvine family

The surname Irvine was first found in Dumfriesshire where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated with manor and estates in that shire. Records first show the Irving Clan in the year 1057 when they and other Border Clans assisted King Malcolm Canmore in defeating MacBeth and the unruly Pictish Clans to the north. Later records show that Robert Irving held lands in this county in 1226. Gilchrist Irving acquired land in Dumfriesshire in 1376. The barony, the Forest of Drum was passed on to William Irvine in the county of Aberdeenshire in 1324 and this was to remain in the Irving hands for several generations. Sir Alexander Irvine of this estate, fell in the battle of Harlaw in 1411.

Early History of the Irvine family

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Irvine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Irvine, Irving, Ervine, Irwin, Erwin and others.

Early Notables of the Irvine family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Irvine family to Ireland

Some of the Irvine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Irvine migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Irvine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Irvine, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [1]
Irvine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Irvine, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1800 [1]
  • Alex Irvine, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • Charles Irvine, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Gerard Irvine, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Margaret Irvine, aged 23, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
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Irvine migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Irvine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Irvine, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Michael Irvine, aged 5, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the barque "Ceres" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Miss. Elizabeth Reid Irvine who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 9th August 1847 [2]
  • Mr. John Irvine, aged 53 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John & Robert" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [2]
  • Mr. John Irvine, aged 43 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John & Robert" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 16th August 1847 [2]
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Irvine migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Irvine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Alexander Irvine, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848 [3]
  • Elizabeth Irvine, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [4]
  • Thomas Irvine, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [5]
  • William Irvine, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [6]
  • Thomas Irvine, aged 39, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [6]
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Irvine migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Irvine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr Irvine, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab
  • Thomas Irvine, aged 32, a shoemaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Eliza Irvine, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Edward Irvine, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Mr. Irvine, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gypsy" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th October 1846 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Irvine (post 1700)

  • George R. Irvine (1948-2017), American professional basketball player and coach
  • James Irvine (1793-1835), American educator and Presbyterian minister, 2nd President of Ohio University from 1822 to 1824
  • Alexander Christian "Alex" Irvine (b. 1969), American fantasy and science fiction writer
  • Major-General Willard Wadsworth Irvine (1892-1969), American Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, War Department General Staff (1944-1945) [8]
  • Edith Irvine (1884-1949), American photographer who documented the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
  • Harry Irvine, American politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland, 1939-42 [9]
  • Mrs. H. G. Irvine, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936 [9]
  • Gordon F. Irvine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 [9]
  • Frank Irvine (1858-1931), American Democrat politician, District Judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1891-93; Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1893-99 [9]
  • Frances L. Irvine, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992 [9]
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Historic Events for the Irvine family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Robert J Irvine, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]
RMS Lusitania

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Willard Irvine. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Irvine/Willard_Wadsworth/USA.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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