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The Hebrides islands and Western coastal mountains of Scotland were once part of the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. The name McIlwraith was born there, as a nickname for a young man with tanned skin or with tawny hair with darker streaks. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac 'Ille riabhaich, which means son of the brindled lad.

McIlwraith Early Origins



The surname McIlwraith 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 very early times.

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McIlwraith Spelling Variations


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McIlwraith Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McIlwraith include Macilreach, McIlreach, MacIlreath, McIlreath, Macilriach, McIlriach, Macilraith, McIlraith, Macilaraith, McIlaraith, Macilarith, McIlarith, Macilwraith, McIlwraith, Macilwraithe, McIlwraithe, MacIlwrathe, McIlwrathe, MacKilwrath, McKilwrath, MacKilwrathe, McKilwrathe, Macgfillreich, McFillreich, Macileriach, McIleriach, Macillrich, McIllrich, Macilurick, McIlurick, Macilwrick, McIlwrick, MacIlwrith, McIlwrith, MacIlrevie, McIlrevie, MacKilreve, McKilreve, MacKilrea, McKilrea, MacElrath, McElrath, MacElreath, McElreath, McElvrick, MacElvrick, McIllrie, MacIllrie, MacAlwraith, McAlwraith, Revie, McRevie and many more.

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McIlwraith Early History


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McIlwraith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIlwraith research. Another 431 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1376, 1476, 1508 and 1526 are included under the topic Early McIlwraith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIlwraith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIlwraith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McIlwraith In Ireland


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McIlwraith In Ireland



Some of the McIlwraith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McIlwraith or a variant listed above: John McIllreavy landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846; Archibald McIllree landed there in 1832; William McIlrea landed in Philadelphia in 1834.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlwraith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIlwraith (post 1700)



  • Dorothy McIlwraith, American editor of Weird Tales, an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine from April 1940 to September 1954
  • David McIlwraith, American actor, known for his roles in Millennium (1989), Hollow Man II (2006) and Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
  • John McIlwraith (1828-1902), Scottish-Australian manufacturer and ship owner, brother of Andrew and Thomas McIlwraith
  • Arthur Renwick McIlwraith, Scottish Sheriff of south Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway
  • John McIlwraith (d. 2006), Scottish-born, Canadian humorist, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist, and commentator
  • Sir Thomas McIlwraith (1835-1900), Scottish-born, Australian politician, Premier of Queensland from 1877 to 1883
  • John McIlwraith (1857-1938), Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1886

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McIlwraith Historic Events


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McIlwraith Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Geoffrey J McIlwraith (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The McIlwraith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIlwraith 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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