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Elgin Early Origins



The surname Elgin was first found in Morayshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. The family derived their surname from the county town of Moray on the river Lossie. The first on record were Alexander and Augustine de Elgin in the year 1211.

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Elgin Spelling Variations


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Elgin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Elgin, Ellgin, Elgyn, Ellgyn, Elkin, Elkyn and others.

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Elgin Early History


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Elgin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elgin research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1328 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Elgin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elgin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elgin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elgin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Elgin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Elgin, who settled in Maryland in 1708
  • James Elgin, who came to Virginia in 1774
  • Mary Elgin, who came to Philadelphia in 1787

Elgin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Elgin, aged 10, landed in Delaware in 1803
  • Kelsin Elgin, aged 33, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849

Elgin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Elgin, who settled in Quebec in 1851
  • Jemimah M. Elgin, who came to Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgin (post 1700)



  • Mike Elgin (b. 1983), former American football offensive lineman
  • Duane Elgin (b. 1943), American author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist
  • Mikhail Nikolayevich Elgin (b. 1981), Russian professional tennis player
  • Michael Elgin (b. 1986), ring name of Aaron Frobel, a Canadian professional wrestler
  • Suzette Haden Elgin, Science fiction author and linguist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Elgin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elgin 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 21 October 2015 at 08:43.

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