Irvine Family Genealogy Forum
I must be from the Scotland line of Irvine, because that "e" on the end is definitely still there (and in my family it is pronounced "er-vin").
You wrote: "As to your spelling of 'Irvin' representing the pronounciation I would agree entirely. Why use an 'e' when it is not needed. The Scots of course have kept the 'e' because they don't often give away anything even if it is no longer used."
I was laughing out loud at your post and my husband thinks the Internet is making me crazy - just wanted to thank you for a good laugh.