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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


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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

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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    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 16 January 2014 at 20:02.

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