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As a Scottish name, McIlvride is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Gille Brighde," meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Brigit." The Scottish Gaelic word for church "cill Bríghde," became a place name (Kilbride, in Lanarkshire) and some bearers of McIlvride may have originally taken their surnames from this.

McIlvride Early Origins



The surname McIlvride was first found in Arran, an island in North 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, in the Firth of Clyde, where the name has long existed, although the name's earliest recorded roots are from County Donegal in Ireland. According to legend, both the Scottish and the Irish branches are descended from the son of the servant of (St.) Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D.

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McIlvride Spelling Variations


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McIlvride Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBride, McBride, Macbryde, Macbraid, MacBridan, McKillbride, McGillbride, Macilvride, Mackelbreed, McBryde, Bridson, Brydson, Kilbride, Gilbride,MacBridan, MacIlvride, MacBraid and many more.

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McIlvride Early History


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McIlvride Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIlvride research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1329, 1370, and 1476 are included under the topic Early McIlvride History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIlvride Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIlvride Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McIlvride Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIlvride In Ireland


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McIlvride In Ireland



Some of the McIlvride family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 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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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ant Macbride, who arrived in Georgia in 1734; Alexander McBride, who was recorded in Charlestown, SC in 1767; Anthony McBride, who was listed as a Scottish settler in Ontario, Canada in 1821.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlvride (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlvride (post 1700)



  • Lewis McIlvride (1882-1949), Scottish-born, New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Napier (1922-1925)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The McIlvride Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIlvride 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 12 December 2014 at 11:34.

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