On the Scottish west coast, the McIlhinney family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic expression "the son of the servant Storm."
Early Origins of the McIlhinney family
The surname McIlhinney was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, 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.
Early History of the McIlhinney family
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McIlhinney Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. McIlhinney has appeared as MacAloney, McAloney, MacAlonie, McAlonie, MacIlhenny, McIlhenny, MacIlhinny, McIlhinny, MacIlhiney, McIlhiney, MacIlhinney, McIlhinney, MacIldowney, McIldowney, MacIldownie, McIldownie, MacGilloney, McGilloney, MacGillonie, McGillonie, MacAlloon, McAlloon, MacAlooni, McAlooni, MacElheaney, McElheaney, MacElhiney, McElhiney, MacElhinney and many more.
Early Notables of the McIlhinney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McIlhinney family to Ireland
Some of the McIlhinney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 198 words (14 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 McIlhinney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McIlhinney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Hannah McIlhinney, aged 34, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
Contemporary Notables of the name McIlhinney (post 1700)
- Charles McIlhinney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The McIlhinney 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: Aonaibh ri cheile
Motto Translation: Unite.