Mcelwain Family History & Genealogy
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Mcelwain Surname History
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Mcelwain Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Mcelwain is often difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Mcelwain may be in dispute depending on whether the family name originated organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).
Mcelwain Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Mcelwain come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like Mcelwain originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".
Mcelwain Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Mcelwain were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Mcelwain. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Mcelwain family name are important to understanding the history of the name. Names like Mcelwain vary in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family unions, and eras across time.
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Mcelwain Family Tree
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- Mahalia McElwain Gallion 1853 - ?
- Mary McElwain Mcelwain 1758 - ?
- Thomas George Mcelwain 1730 - 1797
- Nancy Rector Rector 1735 - 1799
- George Mcelwain 1700 - 1748
- Andrew Mcelwain 1630 - 1690
- Martha McAdam Mcelwain 1645 - 1700
- Effie Effa Fine 1754 - 1785
- Andrew Mcelwain 1669 - 1726
- Jeanette Scroggs Mcelwain