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Multiple Origins for the Surname Irving


Scottish


An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Irving. They lived in the parish of Irving in the county of Dumfriesshire or from Irvine in Strathclyde. The names have become indistinguishable over time.

Irving Early Origins



The surname Irving was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. According to family lore, they descend from Duncan "the first of Eryvine," killed at the battle of Duncrub in 965. As far as records are concerned, the earliest listed was William de Irwin, an armor bearer to King Robert the Bruce. He received a grant of lands encompassing the Forest of Drum, on the banks of the River Irvine. And it was here that he had Drum Castle built which would become the family seat of the Clan for centuries. The river originally was named Lar Avon, or West River. Robert de Hirvine, ancestor of that previous William was mentioned in a Charter dated 1226 and he was at that time tenant of the Douglas Clan. From 1331-33 the family received further grants of land and by 1400 had become a very predominant family. The Chief of the Irvines lead his Clansmen in the Battle of Harlaw in 1511. Sir Alexander Irvine was slain there, and it was said of him: 'Gude Sir Alexander Irvine, The much renowned Laird of Drum.'

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Irving Spelling Variations


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Irving Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Irving has been spelled Irwin, Erwin, Irvine, Irving, Urwin, Erwine, Ervin, Erwing, Ervynn, Ervine, Erwynn, Irwing, Irwryn and many more.

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Irving Early History


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Irving Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Irving research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1057, 1376, 1323, 1976, 1411 and are included under the topic Early Irving History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Irving Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Irving Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Irving Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Irving In Ireland


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Irving In Ireland



Some of the Irving family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 299 words (21 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


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The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Irving Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Irving, who arrived in Maryland in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Irving, who arrived in New York in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Winifred Irving, who arrived in South Carolina in 1773 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Irving Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John B Irving, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Irving, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Irving, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph B Irving, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Irving, who arrived in Mississippi in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Irving Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Irving, aged 52, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • Molly Irving, aged 48, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • Mary Irving, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • Margaret Irving, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • Martha Irving, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Irving Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Irving, aged 30, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  • James Irving, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) China 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  • Mary Irving, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 24th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Bunyan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbunyan1854.shtml

Irving Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Irving, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Henry H. Irving, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Sarah A. Irving, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • F. W. Irving, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Frances A. Irving, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Irving Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • David Irving, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Laurence Irving, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Malcolm Irving, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Jemima Irving, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Marion Irving, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Irving (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Irving (post 1700)



  • William Irving (1766-1821), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1814-19
  • Tyree Irving, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1996
  • Theodore Leonard Irving (1898-1962), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1949-53
  • Samuel C. Irving, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1926
  • Samuel C. Irving, American politician, Mayor of Berkeley, California, 1915-19
  • Russell M. Irving, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • Robert A. Irving, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1924
  • Peter Irving (1771-1838), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1802-03
  • Marla Irving, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 2000
  • Joseph Irving, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1928
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Irving Historic Events


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Irving Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

Halifax Explosion

HMS Prince of Wales


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Suggested Readings for the name Irving


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Suggested Readings for the name Irving



  • Fundy (also Irving) Family by William Henry Irving.

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Motto


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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: Candide et constanter
Motto Translation: Fairly and firmly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/china1852.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 24th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Bunyan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbunyan1854.shtml

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  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 Irving Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Irving 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.

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