Scotland was the first to use the name Elgie. They lived in Perth (in the region of Tayside), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.
Early Origins of the Elgie family
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 Elgie family
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Elgie Spelling Variations
spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Elgie has been spelled Elgie, Elgee, Elgy, Elgey, Elge and others.
Early Notables of the Elgie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elgie family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Elgie: John Elgee who settled in Carolina in 1734.
Contemporary Notables of the name Elgie (post 1700)
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