Mcelwain Family History
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Mcelwain Name Meaning
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Beathan’, a personal name representing a diminutive of beatha ‘life’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the white-haired (i.e. ‘ash blond’) lad’. In Ulster this surname can be the Scottish name as in 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press