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MacElhous Early Origins



The surname MacElhous was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times.

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MacElhous Spelling Variations


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MacElhous Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIlhaugh, MacIlhauch, McKilhaugh, MacGilhauch, MacIlhouse, MacElhous, McIlhoze, Makclouch, Makilhause, Magilhauch, Makillauche, M'Gilhause and many more.

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MacElhous Early History


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MacElhous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacElhous research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1425, 1426, 1434, 1454, 1463, 1490, 1540 and 1700 are included under the topic Early MacElhous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacElhous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacElhous Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacElhous In Ireland


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MacElhous In Ireland



Some of the MacElhous family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel McIlhow who settled in New York in 1812.

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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: Ne obliviscaris
Motto Translation: Forget not.


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MacElhous Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    11. ...

    The MacElhous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacElhous 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 7 March 2014 at 13:44.

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