Elgey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Elgey family

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.

Early History of the Elgey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elgey research. Another 73 words (5 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Elgey family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Elgey family

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 America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Elgey: John Elgee who settled in Carolina in 1734.

Contemporary Notables of the name Elgey (post 1700) +

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

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