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The surname McEvily 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.

McEvily Early Origins



The surname McEvily 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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McEvily Spelling Variations


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McEvily Spelling Variations



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

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McEvily Early History


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McEvily Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEvily 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 McEvily History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEvily Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEvily 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 McEvily 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 or some of its variants were: David McEvila, who settled in New York in 1837; Honora and Walter McEville, who arrived in New York in 1851; and Sarah Mac Evely from County Mayo, who landed in New York in 1855..

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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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McEvily Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The McEvily Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEvily 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 18 March 2013 at 23:34.

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