Show ContentsElgee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Elgee. It comes from in Perth (in the region of Tayside), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Early Origins of the Elgee family

The surname Elgee was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

Early History of the Elgee family

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Elgee Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Elgee has appeared Elgie, Elgee, Elgy, Elgey, Elge and others.

Early Notables of the Elgee family

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United States Elgee migration to the United States +

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Elgee name:

Elgee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Elgee who settled in Carolina in 1734

Australia Elgee migration to Australia +

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

Elgee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Caroline Catharine Elgee, (b. 1827), aged 24, Irish house maid who was convicted in County Offaly (Kings County), Ireland for 7 years for arson, transported aboard the "Blackfriar" on 24th January 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 1

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook