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The surname McIlveen 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIlveen research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1546 are included under the topic Early McIlveen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the McIlveen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McIlveen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McIlveen, aged 36, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1898

McIlveen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McIlveen, aged 24, who settled in America from Antrim, in 1903
  • Hugh McIlveen, aged 20, who landed in America from Bangor, Ireland, in 1907
  • William McIlveen, aged 21, who landed in America from New Cumnock, Scotland, in 1911
  • Sarah McIlveen, aged 22, who settled in America from Broughshane, Ireland, in 1912
  • Wm. Robert McIlveen, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1916
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  • Henry Cooke "Irish" McIlveen (1880-1960), Irish-born, American Major League Baseball player
  • David McIlveen, Democratic Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland
  • Michelle McIlveen, Northern Irish politician
  • Brigadier Sir Arthur McIlveen MBE (1886-1979), Australian Salvation Army officer
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    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    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. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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