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The ancestors of the Ewan family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the Gaelic personal name Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Ewan is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Ewan family was established in Scotland, well before the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Ewan Early Origins



The surname Ewan was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.

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Ewan Spelling Variations


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Ewan Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Ewan include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.

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Ewan Early History


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Ewan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ewan research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ewan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ewan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ewan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ewan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ewan In Ireland


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Ewan In Ireland



Some of the Ewan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ewan or a variant listed above:

Ewan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ewan, who landed in New York in 1807
  • Hugh Ewan, who arrived in New York in 1807
  • John Ewan, who landed in New York in 1807

Ewan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Ewan, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ewan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ewan (post 1700)



  • John William Ewan, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Maama, Florida, 1876-77; Miami, Florida, 1877-79
  • J. G. Ewan, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1875

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audaciter
Motto Translation: Boldly


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Ewan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ewan 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 12 November 2015 at 10:05.

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