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Re: Origin of name McElwee
Posted by: Malachy Mc Elwee (ID *****1756) Date: August 25, 2006 at 04:14:36
In Reply to: Re: Origin of name McElwee by James McElwee of 900

Hi, The Irish surname McElwee derives ultimately from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe, from buidhe, meaning yellow, fair, and giolla, meaning youth
Mc Evoy also comes From Mac Giolla Bhuidhe.
Mac Giolla Bhuidhe was a Sept name in the County of Donegal and parts of County Derry and County Tyrone.
Mc Elwee is still to be found mainly in these three Northern Countys.Mc Evoy is found over a wider area of Ireland


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