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Early Origins of the Ellgen family


The surname Ellgen 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 Ellgen family


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Ellgen Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ellgen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ellgen 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.

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