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Clan Irvine

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Welcome to Clan Irvine

Clan Irvine Team
Team Leader
Team MembersNancy Sitzlar, Michael Butler


Clan Members

The goal of this project is to ... offer a focal point for all members interested in the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Irvine together with members bearing the name Irvine, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Irvine.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Irvine on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Irvine.

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!


Clan Chief: Alexander Hugh Richard Irvine of Drum, Chief of the Name and Arms of Irvine and 27th Baron of Drum.

Motto "Sub sole sub umbra virens" (Flourishing both in sunshine and in shade)

Clan Crest A Sheaf of Holly Leaves.

War Cry

Region Aberdeenshire.

Castles Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Plant Badge

Septs


Clan Irving / Irvine / Irwin


Attribution

For family association with the Irvines of Aberdeenshire and Drum, please use this Category. For family association with the Border Reivers please use Clan Irving of Bonshaw. For those that are unknown please use this Category as the default.



IRVING OF BONSHAW IRVINE OF DRUM
   
HAUD ULLIS LABENTIA VENTIS   
Yielding Under No Winds 
SUB SOLE SUB UMBRA VIRENS
Flourish in Sunshine and Shade
   

Surname Irvine/Irving, Clan Irvine/Irving Origins

There is a distinction between Clan Irving of Bonshaw and Clan Irvine of Drum. This distinction is more than the variant spelling of the name. It was the opinion of the Irving of Bonshaw that they both have a common ancestor but are two distinct Clans. See: http://www.clanirving.com/the_clan/history-of-the-irvings/

The name is thought to have been derived from the Brittonic "ir afon" meaning "green water".

Variant spellings of the surname Irvine/Irwing/Irwin as it spread around the world:
EIRRYN ERWYNE ERWINE ERWIN ERWYN ERWINNE ERVINE ERWING EREVEIN EREWINE HERWYND HERWYNE IRWING IREWING IRVEIN IRWEN IRWAN IRUYN IRVYN IRUIN HURVEN IRVINN IRWYN IRVINGE IRWINE IRWYNG IRWYNN IRWYNE IRVINE IRWIN IRVEYN IRRWING IRUYNE IRUWYN IREWYNE IRRWIN IRVIN IRVEING IRVYING IRVING IRREWIN IRREWINE IRREWING IRRUWING MACIRVINE URWIN URWING URWYNG URWEN YRWING YRWIN Glentulcan

The hereditary Chief of Clan Irvine is the Chief of the Irvine of Drum. However in August 2014 the Lord Lyon King of Arms recognised an independent branch of the Clan Irvine, established in the Borders at Bonshaw since 1660, and recognised the representor of the Irvings of Bonshaw, then Robert Alec Snow Irving, Captain (Royal Navy) Retd., as head or chief of the Border branch of the Clan Irvine, a branch chief within Clan Irvine. He is recognised as Chief of Clan Irving of Bonshaw.

Borderers (particularly those banished by James VI of Scotland) took part in the plantation of Ulster becoming the people known as Ulster-Scots (Scotch-Irish in America). Reiver descendants can be found throughout Ulster with names such as Irvine, Elliot, Armstrong, Beattie, Bell, Hume and Heron, Rutledge, and Turnbulls amongst others.

The inhabitants of the Borders had to live in a state of constant alert, and for self-protection, they built fortified tower houses. In the very worst periods of warfare, people were unable to construct more than crude turf cabins, the destruction of which would be little loss. When times allowed however, they built houses designed as much for defence as shelter.



See Also:

  • Obituary: David Irvine of Drum, chief who helped end a centuries-old clan feud>"Obituary: David Irvine Of Drum, Chief Who Helped End A Centuries-Old Clan Feud". 2020. Scotsman.Com. Accessed February 18 2020. David Irvine, Obituary 2019.
  • Wikia.org, Irvine

Resources

  • The Irvines of Drum and collateral branches; Jonathon Forbes Leslie; 1909 on archive.org
  • The Irvines and their kin. A history of the Irvine family and their descendants; Loucinda Joan Rodgers Boyd; 1898 on archive.org
  • For the Border Irving (Irving of Bonshaw) see Clan Irving




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