Wednesday, April 22, 2009

McElhone Name

The McElhone Name

The McElhone family may be either Scottish or Irish. It is a matter of heated discussion among family members. What is clear is that the name today is rare in Scotland and relatively common in County Tyrone and County Derry in Northern Ireland. We believe that all the McElhone's now in Northern Ireland are Catholic, but have reason to believe that in the early 1700s there were also Protestant McElhone's there. See Jack's page above for one of our clues. Some places on the Web call the name a rare Irish name, others say it is from Argyll in Scotland. We have not yet found a link from Scotland to Ireland, but we continue to try.

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