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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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. 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.
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    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 6 October 2016 at 13:00.

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