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Multiple Origins for the Surname McElhinney



The surname McElhinney comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Chainnigh, meaning the son of a servant or devotee of St. Canice, also known as St. Kenny. The place name Kilkenny, is also derived from the saint; in Irish it is Cill Chainnigh, meaning the church of St. Canice.

McElhinney Early Origins



The surname McElhinney was first found in County Derry, where the sept was of the Cenel Eoghain group. The St. Canice branch of whom they were originally followers, came from Dromachose, County Derry. One of the earliest records of the name is of David de Kilkenny, who was Bishop of Achonry, County Sligo (1312 to 1344.) Ironically the name is not taken from the town in Leinster or the county named Kilkenny. References to the surname were rare throughout history. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)

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McElhinney Spelling Variations


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McElhinney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilkenny, MacKilkenny, MacElhinny, MacElheeny, MacIlhenny and many more.

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McElhinney Early History


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McElhinney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElhinney research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1690 and 1866 are included under the topic Early McElhinney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McElhinney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McElhinney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McElhinney Notables 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 were:

McElhinney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McElhinney, who arrived in New York in 1839 [2]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)
  • James McElhinney, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Edward McElhinney, aged 23, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1893
  • Ellen McElhinney, aged 22, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1899

McElhinney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McElhinney, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1902
  • Catherine McElhinney, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1903
  • Bridget McElhinney, aged 60, who landed in America from Derry, Ireland, in 1908
  • Letitia McElhinney, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Carrigart, Ireland, in 1910
  • Bernard McElhinney, aged 10, who emigrated to America from Carndonagh, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McElhinney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McElhinney (post 1700)



  • Ryan McElhinney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • John W. McElhinney, American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Missouri 13th Circuit, 1927
  • Andrew Repasky McElhinney (b. 1979), American film producer
  • Ian McElhinney (b. 1948), Irish three-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominated actor and director, known for City of Ember (2008), Leap Year (2010) and Game of Thrones (2011)
  • John McElhinney, Irish founder of McElhinney's, a department store located in Ballybofey, County Donegal in 1971, the largest department store outside The Pale
  • Robert McElhinney (1747-1831), Irish-born, Canadian politician who represented Londonderry township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1790 to 1799
  • Francis Gerard "Gerry" McElhinney (b. 1956), Irish sportsman who played Gaelic football
  • Mandy McElhinney, Australian Australian Film Institute Award winning and two-time Logie Award nominated actress, known for appearing in the TV sketch comedy series Comedy Inc
  • Curtis McElhinney (b. 1983), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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