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McElvaine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the McElvaine family


The surname McElvaine was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McElvaine family


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McElvaine Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIlvean, MacIlvane, MacIlvenna, MacIlwain, MacIlwaine and many more.

Early Notables of the McElvaine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McElvaine family to Ireland


Some of the McElvaine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McElvaine family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James, John, Neil, Patrick, William MacIlvain all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Alexander, Charles, Daniel, John, Mary, Owen MacIlvaine all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name McElvaine (post 1700)


  • Robert S. McElvaine (b. 1947), American Chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi

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