Early Origins of the Elgyn family
The surname Elgyn 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.
Early History of the Elgyn family
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Elgyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Elgin, Ellgin, Elgyn, Ellgyn, Elkin, Elkyn and others.
Early Notables of the Elgyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elgyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Elgin, who settled in Maryland in 1708; James Elgin, who came to Virginia in 1774; Mary Elgin, who came to Philadelphia in 1787; Martin Alken, who arrived in South Carolina in 1805.