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Today's generation of the Elgey family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Elgey lived in Perth (in the region of Tayside), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Elgey Early Origins



The surname Elgey 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.

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Elgey Spelling Variations


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Elgey Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Elgey has appeared Elgie, Elgee, Elgy, Elgey, Elge and others.

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Elgey Early History


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Elgey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elgey research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1412 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Elgey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elgey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elgey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elgey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Elgey: John Elgee who settled in Carolina in 1734.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgey (post 1700)



  • Georgette Elgey (b. 1929), Canadian writer and director, known for À nous les beaux dimanches (1986) and La case du siècle (2010)
  • Edith Elgey (b. 1961), Canadian actress, know for her work on Q for Quest and First Person (1960)
  • Kane Elgey (b. 1994), Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans (2015-)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Elgey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elgey 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2016 at 12:31.

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