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The surname McElmoyle comes from the original Irish Mac Giolla Mhaoil, (devotee of St. Michael) from "maol" meaning tonsured or bald. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)


McElmoyle Early Origins



The surname McElmoyle was first found in County Monaghan. The McElmoyle variants are distinct and are found in Antrim and Derry. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, The Surnames of Ireland. Ireland: Irish Academic Press, sixth edition, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2366-3)
Over in Scotland, records are quite late as in "Mc illemayll 1636. Mary Ncllvoil, 1704, appears in 1706 as Mor Nclllimoile." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
However, the same source notes an earlier spelling of "M'Ilmoil (M'Gille Mhaoil). An Islay surname now sometimes rendered [as] Bell. Donald M'Gillemoyll was a sufferer from the hership of Petty in 1502, and John Makmul was bowman in Lochalsh, 1548." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Furthermore,we would be sadly remiss if we did not mention the connection to the MacMillan family. The latter name was derived from the Gaelic name MacMhaolain or MacGhilleMhaoil, meaning "son of the bald or tonsured one." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Both distinguished authors cited here, one noting Irish heritage, the other Scottish do however, agree in the Gaelic meaning of the surname.


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McElmoyle Spelling Variations


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McElmoyle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIlmoyle, MacElmoyle, McIlmoyle, MacIlmoil and many more.

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McElmoyle Early History


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McElmoyle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElmoyle research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McElmoyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McElmoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McElmoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McElmoyle 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:

McElmoyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William McElmoyle, who was naturalized in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • William McElmoyle, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807

McElmoyle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James McElmoyle and James McElmoyle Jr. who were recorded in the census of Ontario in 1871

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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: Dieu Garda Le Moyle
Motto Translation: God protects the mule .


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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. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, The Surnames of Ireland. Ireland: Irish Academic Press, sixth edition, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2366-3)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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The McElmoyle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McElmoyle 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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