McIlvenny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the McIlvenny family
The surname McIlvenny was first found in Dumfries where Thomas Makgilvane was a tenant under Douglas in the barony of Buittle in 1376. The name was derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain, meaning 'son of the servant of S. Beathin' (Bean). There are many spelling variations of the name due to the English translation from Gaelic. John Mcilmeyne was a witness in Dumfries in 1477 and Gilbert Makilmeyn de Grummat was listed here in 1503. 
Allan McYlveine de Grumet who appears as bailie of the Abbey of Crossraguel in 1523 is Alan Makilwene, juror on assize in the bailliary of Carrick in 1532. 
Early History of the McIlvenny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIlvenny research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1526, 1546, 1547, 1574, 1566, 1569, 1570, 1627, 1674, 1628, 1790, 1797, 1882, 1797, 1764, 1831, 1814, 1818, 1843, 1871, 1853 and 1882 are included under the topic Early McIlvenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McIlvenny Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIlvean, MacIlvane, MacIlvenna, MacIlwain, MacIlwaine and many more.
Early Notables of the McIlvenny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McIlvenny family to Ireland
Some of the McIlvenny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McIlvenny family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James, John, Neil, Patrick, William MacIlvain all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Alexander, Charles, Daniel, John, Mary, Owen MacIlvaine all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
|Contemporary Notables of the name McIlvenny (post 1700) ||+|
- Edward Joseph McIlvenny (1924-1989), Scottish footballer from Greenock, Renfrewshire who captained the United States national team in their 1–0 upset of England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup
- Patrick Dennis "Paddy" McIlvenny (1924-2013), Northern Irish professional footballer who played in the Football League as a wing half for Brighton & Hove Albion and Aldershot in the 1950s
- Patrick "Paddy" McIlvenny (1900-1931), Irish professional footballer who played as a centre forward or centre half (1917-1931), including the Ireland National Team in 1924
- Robert "Bobby" McIlvenny (1926-2016), Northern Irish footballer who played from 1949 to 1959
- James Robert "Jimmy" McIlvenny (1892-1923), English professional footballer who was a forward at Bradford City (1911-1922)
- Harry J. McIlvenny (1922-2009), English footballer born in Bradford who played as a centre forward and represented Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics
- Charles McIlvenny (b. 1897), English professional golfer who emigrated to South Africa to become the professional at Port Elizabeth; he won the 1932 South African Open Championship and the South African PGA Championship four times between 1927 and 1932
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)