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McElmoyle Name Study

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Categories: One Name Studies | DNA Projects | Ireland, Name Studies.

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname McElmoyle and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.


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Usually people begin one name studies when they are stuck on part of their tree, and believe that if they were to collect all references they find to the surname then this will lead to a break-through. The one namer becomes an expert on his or her name, even if the name is part of apparently quite separate family groups.

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McElmoyle Spelling Variants

Mac Giolla Mhaoil
Mac Giolla Mhichil

Known McElmoyle's by Location

All names in Bold are first known generation for location. Number in parenthesis is the Generation from the over-all earliest connected McElmoyle Generation. Currently James McElmoyle in Unknown County, Ireland.

McElmoyle's in Canada


Lambton County

  1. (3)James McElmoyle m. Catherine M. Cowen - From Ireland
    1. (4)James McElmoyle Jr.
    2. (4)Mary Jane McElmoyle
    3. (4)Daniel McElmoyle

Peterborough County

  1. (3) Hugh McIlmoyle m. Jane May - From Ireland
    1. (4) John McIlmoyle
    2. (4) William McIlmoyle
    3. (4) Nancy McIlmoyle
    4. (4) Hugh McIlmoyle

McElmoyle's in Ireland

Surname Distribution mid-19th century

McElmeel 55
McElmoyle 5
McIlmeel 23
McIlmoil 2
McIlmoyle [1]

Unknown County

  1. (1) James Mcelmoyle m. ?
    1. (2) Daniel McElmoyle m. Margaret Craig
      1. (3) Daniel McElmoyle m. Mary S. Chambers m. Mary J. Pardue - To SC
      2. (3) James McElmoyle m. Catherine M. Cowen - To ON


  1. (2) John McElmoyle, Sr. m. Mary? - To SC
  1. (4) Robert McIlmoyle m. Isabelle - To PA


McElmoyle's in the United States



Bucks County

        1. (4) Robert McIlmoyle m. Isabelle - To PA
          1. (5) Robert Woodrow McIlmoyle m. Tophelia D.
            1. (6) William McIlmoyle
          2. (5) Annabelle McIlmoyle
          3. (5) John J. McIlmoyle

South Carolina

Charleston County

York County

  1. (2) John McElmoyle, Sr. m. Mary ? - From Antrim, NI
    1. (3) Margaret McElmoyle - No Info.
    2. (3) James McElmoyle - Never Married - No Issue
    3. (3) Daniel McElmoyle
      1. (4) Mary Adeline McElmoyle
      2. (4) John Uranus McElmoyle
        1. (5) Martha McElmoyle
      3. (4) Jane McCrinna (McElmoyle) Templeton
      4. (4) Margaret Elvira (McElmoyle) Dennis
      5. (4) Daniel Emzer Derastus McElmoyle
        1. (5) Leonidas McElmoyle
          1. (6)William Emzer McElmoyle
          2. (6) Mary Jane (McElmoyle) Chambers
        2. (5) Daniel C. McElmoyle
        3. (5)Elizabeth Jane (McElmoyle) Johnson
      6. (4) Harriet E. McElmoyle
    4. (3)John C. McElmoyle Jr. Never Married - No Issue
    5. (3)David McElmoyle - No Info.

    1. (3) Daniel McElmoyle m. Mary S. Chambers m. Mary J. Pardue - From Ireland

      1. (4) Joseph McElmoyle - ?


  1. The Irish Times, Irish Ancestor/Surnames, McElmoyle households in mid-19th century Ireland[1]