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A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient 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.

Elgie Early Origins



The surname Elgie 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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Elgie Spelling Variations


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Elgie Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Elgie has been spelled Elgie, Elgee, Elgy, Elgey, Elge and others.

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Elgie Early History


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Elgie Early History



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

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Elgie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elgie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elgie 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgie (post 1700)



  • Michael Kelsey "Kim" Elgie (b. 1933), born in Durban, Natal, a former South African cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1961 to 1962
  • Professor Robert Elgie, author and academic at Dublin City University
  • Dr. Robert Goldwin Elgie (b. 1929), former politician in Ontario, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    11. ...

    The Elgie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elgie 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 8 January 2013 at 07:30.

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