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The surname McIlwaine 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 McIlwaine research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1546 are included under the topic Early McIlwaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the McIlwaine 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.


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.

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  • William B. McIlwaine, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 29th District, 1904-05
  • J. S. McIlwaine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912
  • Ellen McIlwaine (b. 1945), American guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • John "Johnny" McIlwaine (1904-1980), Scottish footballer
  • Richard Johnston McIlwaine (b. 1950), former English cricketer
  • Garry David McIlwaine (b. 1944), former Australian politician
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    2. 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.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The McIlwaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIlwaine 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.

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