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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McElhone is the Gaelic expression "the son of the servant Storm."

McElhone Early Origins



The surname McElhone 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 early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McElhone Spelling Variations


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McElhone Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McElhone has appeared as MacAloney, McAloney, MacAlonie, McAlonie, MacIlhenny, McIlhenny, MacIlhinny, McIlhinny, MacIlhiney, McIlhiney, MacIlhinney, McIlhinney, MacIldowney, McIldowney, MacIldownie, McIldownie, MacGilloney, McGilloney, MacGillonie, McGillonie, MacAlloon, McAlloon, MacAlooni, McAlooni, MacElheaney, McElheaney, MacElhiney, McElhiney, MacElhinney and many more.

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McElhone Early History


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McElhone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElhone research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1428 is included under the topic Early McElhone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McElhone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McElhone Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McElhone In Ireland


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McElhone In Ireland



Some of the McElhone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 198 words (14 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McElhone were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McElhone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine McElhone, aged 21, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • James McElhone, aged 21, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • Marie McElhone, aged 20, who settled in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1893

McElhone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary McElhone, aged 24, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1902
  • Annie McElhone, aged 19, who settled in America from Tyrone, in 1903
  • James McElhone, aged 38, who emigrated to America from Altagheshan, in 1905
  • Francis McElhone, aged 21, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Grace McElhone, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Antrim, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McElhone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McElhone (post 1700)



  • Henry J. McElhone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business)
  • Fred H. McElhone, American politician, Village President of Hinsdale, Illinois, 1942
  • Jack McElhone (b. 1993), Scottish actor
  • Helen Margaret McElhone (b. 1933), Scottish politician
  • Francis Patrick "Frank" McElhone (1929-1982), Scottish Labour Party politician
  • John Francis "Johnny" McElhone (b. 1963), Scottish guitarist and songwriter
  • Natascha McElhone (b. 1969), English actress of stage, screen and television

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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: Aonaibh ri cheile
Motto Translation: Unite.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The McElhone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McElhone 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 9 May 2017 at 13:41.

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