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Elhattant comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from a devotion to St. Catan, a saint of whom little is known but who was revered throughout the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Bute and Skye. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Gille Chatain, which means son of St. Catan's servant.

Early Origins of the Elhattant family


The surname Elhattant was first found in the area of Argyllshire on the Isle of Bute, and literally translated means the "servant of St. Catan," the patron saint of Bute, Skye, Colonsay, Gigha. St. Catan was said to have lived at the Abbey of Inchaffray on the isle of Skye.

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Early History of the Elhattant family

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Early History of the Elhattant family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elhattant research.
Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1465, 1672, 1670 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Elhattant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elhattant Spelling Variations

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Elhattant Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Elhattant has appeared as McIlhatton, McElhatton, McElhatten, McGillecattan, McIlchattan, McHilhatton, Makelatyn, Macklehatton, McHatton and many more.

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Early Notables of the Elhattant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Elhattant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Elhattant family to Ireland

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Migration of the Elhattant family to Ireland


Some of the Elhattant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elhattant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Elhattant family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Elhattant or a variant listed above: James McElhatten settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866; Arthur, Alexander, Cornelius, and John McIlhattan and McIlhatten settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1860 and 1866.

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