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The surname McEvilly comes from the Irish Mac an Mhilidh, meaning "son of a knight." The "knight" refers to the ancestor of the family, Sir Bernard Staunton or de Sdondon. His son, Philip Mor de Sdondon was among the first Norman invaders of Ireland.

McEvilly Early Origins



The surname McEvilly was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they acquired lands in the baronies of Clanmorris and Carra, under the "Red Earl" Richard de Burgo in the 14th century. The family, though of Norman ancestry, became a sept following the custom of their Gaelic neighbors.

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McEvilly Spelling Variations


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McEvilly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacEvilly, MacEvily, MacAvealy, Staunton and others.

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McEvilly Early History


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McEvilly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEvilly research. Another 318 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1737, 1781, 1788, 1801, 1857, 1859, 1870, and 1881 are included under the topic Early McEvilly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEvilly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEvilly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Sir George Staunton (1737-1801), who along with his son George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859), was distinguished by his activities in China. Michael Staunton (1788-1870) was...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McEvilly 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:

McEvilly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin McEvilly, aged 17, who settled in America from Queenstown, in 1893
  • William McEvilly, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Austin McEvilly, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Ballyglass, in 1899

McEvilly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael McEvilly, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Cleggan, Ireland, in 1907
  • Thomas McEvilly, aged 28, who settled in America from Horwich, England, in 1909
  • Jeremiah McEvilly, aged 21, who landed in America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bridget McEvilly, aged 18, who landed in America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1910
  • Margaret McEvilly, aged 21, who landed in America from Louisburgh, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEvilly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEvilly (post 1700)



  • John McEvilly (1818-1902), Irish Roman Catholic archbishop, Bishop of Galway
  • Robert McEvilly (b. 1952), professional Australian rules footballer
  • Bridget Christina McEvilly CBE (b. 1946), British Colonel Commandant of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC)
  • Lee Richard McEvilly (b. 1982), English footballer

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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: In Dieu ma foy
Motto Translation: On God is my reliance.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    11. ...

    The McEvilly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEvilly 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 23 April 2017 at 21:25.

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