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McElvain Early Origins



The surname McElvain was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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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McElvain Spelling Variations


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McElvain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIlvean, MacIlvane, MacIlvenna, MacIlwain, MacIlwaine and many more.

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McElvain Early History


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McElvain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElvain research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1546 are included under the topic Early McElvain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McElvain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McElvain Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McElvain In Ireland


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McElvain In Ireland



Some of the McElvain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 236 words (17 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McElvain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McElvain, who arrived in America in 1808 [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)

McElvain Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Roy McElvain, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Sylva Mcelvain, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Julia Mcelvain, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name McElvain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McElvain (post 1700)



  • Richard McElvain, American actor, known for his roles in Mermaids (1990), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) and Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985)
  • Samuel Marion McElvain (1897-1973), American chemist, professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1923-1961)
  • Samuel H. McElvain, American politician, Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1916

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  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. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The McElvain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McElvain 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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