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Elky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Elky, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in Perth (in the region of Tayside), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Early Origins of the Elky family

The surname Elky 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.

Early History of the Elky family

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Elky Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Elky has been spelled Elgie, Elgee, Elgy, Elgey, Elge and others.

Early Notables of the Elky family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Elky family to the New World and Oceana

This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Elky: John Elgee who settled in Carolina in 1734.

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