McElvy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the McElvy family

The surname McElvy 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.

Important Dates for the McElvy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElvy research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1546 are included under the topic Early McElvy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McElvy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McElvy family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the McElvy family to Ireland

Some of the McElvy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McElvy family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James, John, Neil, Patrick, William MacIlvain all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Alexander, Charles, Daniel, John, Mary, Owen MacIlvaine all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name McElvy (post 1700)

  • James McElvy, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport, 1902

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