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The way you spell the name (over 270 ways to date) matters little! It is more important that the same Scottish Clan has existed for more than ten centuries and continues today; historic in its contribution to the nation of Scotland; central to the Scottish “Plantation of Ireland”; and impressive in the importation of culture and strength to the American colonies by the Scots and the Scots-Irish. The line reaches back to the High Kings of Ulster (Ireland) and has come unbroken to this day. Starting in the eighteenth century we migrated to North America, the Indies and later Australia and New Zealand. Members of our clan were prominent in the Revolutionary War and have fought for their country in every war since. Recognizing the social value of our cultural heritage and its importance as a foundation for the future, an “Irvine Society” was formed about 1910 and lasted into the 1930's, disappearing at about the time of World War II. A re-birth occurred on 21 March 1976 when the 'CLAN IRWIN ASSOCIATION' was initiated by our Founding President, Ralph Irwin, to carry forward our historic cultural objectives. History teaches, genealogy enlightens, our tartan and heraldic insignia engender solidarity, and the Clan Association makes use of them all. There are more than fifty Coats of Arms in the clan. The choice of the Association name reflects its appearance in clan history and its larger population numbers in North America. In the year 1184 the historian Hovedon wrote of the Castle Irwin in Scotland. The immediate purpose of the C.I.A. (Clan Irwin Association) is to promote identification and fellowship among those “of the name”; to gather genealogical information through research and exchange; and to record and disseminate the proud and long history of the clan. Membership is open to anyone. To this end, members receive a quarterly publication, 'The Holly Leaf Chronicle' (holly being the clan flower), consisting of historic matters, current events, and genealogical information and queries. Clan information and hospitality tents are sponsored and hosted at many Scottish Highland Games and other such events. Members have access to free family history search assistance. Tartan fabric, kilts and skirts, books, photos of Coat of Arms and castles suitable for framing, pewter clan badges, embroidered clan crests, ladies tartan wallets, tartan blankets, golf and tee shirts, ball caps and tartan tams, neckties, sashes and scarves are just some of the items available for purchase. Now in 2010, the Association is in its thirty-second year with 1200 members. All who share in these interests and objectives are invited, (and urged), to join the Clan Irwin Association.

ACCEPTED VARIATIONS OF THE NAME THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ANCIENT SCOTTISH BORDER CLAN 'Tis a Poore Minde that can only think of one way to spelle a word. Across the history of the Clan, in literature, in genealogical records and in writings of all kinds, there have been many variations in the spelling of the name. Here is the largest aggregation known to exist. All have appeared in public record of some sort.

  

AIRWIN AREWINE ARVINGE ARVON ARWINE CURWEN CURWING CURWINGS deHERWYNE deHIREWINE deIREVIGNE deIRUWYN deIRWIN deIRWYN deORVIN deYREWYNE D'ORVIN EAREWIN EARVEN EARWEN EARWIN EARWING EIRRYN EIRVEN EIRVIN EIRVING EIRVYN EIRWIN EORVIN EORWINE ERBEINE ERENVINE ERENWINE EREVEIN EREVIN EREVINE EREWYNIS ERIN ERIN-FEINE ERINFEINER ERIN-VEINE EREIVINE ERIVEN ERIVIN ERIVEEN ERNWINE ERUM ERVAN ERVEN ERVENING ERVENS ERVEWIN ERVIEN ERVIN ERVINE ERVING ERVINGE ERVPNNE ERVION ERVWIN ERVWYN ERWANE ERWEIN ERWIN ERWINE ERWING ERWINN ERWINNE ERWINSKI ERWINSS ERWVIN ERWYN ERWYNE ERYVINE ERYVYNE ERYVINO ERYVINUS ERYWEN EUERVINUS EURINI EURWINGS HERWYND HIEREWINE HIREVIGNE HIREWINE HURVEN IARWIN IERIVEN IERVINE IREVIN IREVIGNE IREWIN IREWING IREWYN IREWYNE IRIN IRN IRREWIN IRREWING IRREWINGS IRRUEIN IRRUEN IRRUIN IRRVINGS IRRUWIN IRRUWING IRRUWINGUS IRRWIN IRRWING IRRUWYNG IRRWYNNIS IRUEYN IRUIUN IRUIN IRUINE IRUING IRUVINE IRUWYN IRUWYNE IRLTYN IRUYNE IRREIN IRVANE IRVFEIN RVEING IRVEN IRVENE IRVEYN IRVIN IRVINE IRVINEE IRVINER IRVING IRVINGS IRVINGE IRRIN IRVINEY IRVINN IRVINS IRVON IRVINUE IRVUN IRVYERINS IRVYING IRVYN IRWAN IRWAIN IRWAYNE IRWAYNES IRWEN IRWEIN IRWEING IRWENIS IRWEIN IRWIN IRWINE IRWING IRWINGE IRWINGER IRWINGH IRWINGUS IRWINN IRWINS IRWIRN IRWON IRWYN IRWYNE IRVVWNG IRWYNN IRWYNNIS IRYNAGIO OERIN OERYN ORVINE ORWIN ORRUEIN OURINE OURON OURREN OWYRN UIRVINE UIRWIN UREWENS UREWING UROWRIN URRWINE URUIN URVEN URVENS URVIN URVINE URWAIN URWAINE URWAN URWEN URWENN URWENS URWIN URWINE URWING URWINS URVIUNG URWYNG VERVINE VROWING VERWAYN VRUING VRUVING VRVIN VRWAINE VRWAN VRVYNN VRWAYN VRWAYNE VRWEN VRWIN VRWM VRWING VRYNE YIRWING YIVEWING YREWING YREIN YRWEN YRWENS YRVIN YRWIN YRWING YRWYNE Prefixes have appeared with the name --- MacIRWIN MEIRWIN Suffixes have appeared with the name --- ERVINTON ERVINGTON IRVAINSTON

	IRVINGTON	IRVINGHTON	IRVINSCOW
	IRWINGTON	IRWINTIRE	IRWUITIN

John Beaufin Irving, Chieftain, Irvings of Bonshaw, wrote in 1907 “ ... yet it was all the same name and referring to members of the one Clan... ” Seventh Rewrite - August 10, 1988 - by Harry Irwin

From Lundy's Peerage page: http://thepeerage.com/p48589.htm#i485886

William de Irwyn, 1st of Drum[1] M, #485886, b. circa 1260, d. circa 1335 Last Edited=25 Nov 2012

William de Irwyn, 1st of Drum was born circa 1260.[1] He died circa 1335.[1]

He was an armour bearer to ROBERT I , by whom he had a charter February 1323, of much of the Royal Forest of Drum in 1306.[1] On 9 October 1324 by a charter (still preserved at Drum) Drum was erected into a Free Barony.[1]

Citations

1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2062. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. --------------------

During his famous campaign against the English, Robert the Bruce often sought help and refuge from his kinsmen, the Irvings of Bonshaw. He chose William de Irwyn as one of his principle aides and companions. As the story goes, at one point King Robert found himself put to flight by his enemies with only a few of his aides around him. Exhausted by the chase, the King was compelled to sleep under a holly tree while William stood guard over him. Holly leaves are now a prominent feature in all seven family crests which represent the major branches of the Irvine clan. William stood by King Robert again at famous battle of Bannockburn in June of 1314 (one of the few battles where the Scots defeated the English) and for his service was awarded the Royal Forest of Oaks in Aberdeenshire and Drum Castle which guards it in 1323. From that point on, Drum Castle was continually occupied by the Irvines for over 650 years. This land had previously belonged to John'Red' Comyn. Drum was made into a free barony in 1329. Sir William de Irwyn married a granddaughter of Robert the Bruce, who was the daughter of Robert Douglas, Earl of Buchan. From this union was derived the two great families of Bonshaw and Drum. For seventeen generations, starting with the second Laird of Drum, there was a successive line of Irvines all bearing the name Alexander. -------------------- real name was William de Irwyn. Was armor bearer for Robert the Bruce of Scotland.

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/albert-george-ervine.html

Mr Albert George Ervine

Born: Wednesday 2nd August 1893 Age: 18 years Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: at Merryfield Belfast Northern Ireland Occupation: Electrician Last Ship: Maloja Engine crew First Embarked: Belfast Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered Mr Albert George Ervine was born in Belfast on 2 August 1893 making him the youngest member of the Titanic engine room staff. He was educated at Belfast Royal Academy, the Methodist College and the Municipal Technical Institute and spent part of his apprenticeship with Coombe, Barber & Coombe before going to the Harland & Wolff shipyard to study electrical ship work.

Ervine was engaged upon electrical work in the Titanic during her construction and also on the Orient Lines Maloja. He served on board the Maloja during her maiden voyage and then joined the White Star Line being appointed to the Titanic alongside his friend Assistant Electrician Alfred Pirrie Middleton in fact both men had petitioned the White Star line to be transferred to the Titanic for her maiden voyage.

Ervine died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

rom Lundy's Peerage page: http://thepeerage.com/p48589.htm#i485886

William de Irwyn, 1st of Drum[1] M, #485886, b. circa 1260, d. circa 1335 Last Edited=25 Nov 2012 http://www.geni.com/people/William-de-Irwyn-1st-of-Drum/6000000020856003744

William de Irwyn, 1st of Drum was born circa 1260.[1] He died circa 1335.[1]

He was an armour bearer to ROBERT I , by whom he had a charter February 1323, of much of the Royal Forest of Drum in 1306.[1] On 9 October 1324 by a charter (still preserved at Drum) Drum was erected into a Free Barony.[1]

Citations

1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2062. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. --------------------

During his famous campaign against the English, Robert the Bruce often sought help and refuge from his kinsmen, the Irvings of Bonshaw. He chose William de Irwyn as one of his principle aides and companions. As the story goes, at one point King Robert found himself put to flight by his enemies with only a few of his aides around him. Exhausted by the chase, the King was compelled to sleep under a holly tree while William stood guard over him. Holly leaves are now a prominent feature in all seven family crests which represent the major branches of the Irvine clan. William stood by King Robert again at famous battle of Bannockburn in June of 1314 (one of the few battles where the Scots defeated the English) and for his service was awarded the Royal Forest of Oaks in Aberdeenshire and Drum Castle which guards it in 1323. From that point on, Drum Castle was continually occupied by the Irvines for over 650 years. This land had previously belonged to John'Red' Comyn. Drum was made into a free barony in 1329. Sir William de Irwyn married a granddaughter of Robert the Bruce, who was the daughter of Robert Douglas, Earl of Buchan. From this union was derived the two great families of Bonshaw and Drum. For seventeen generations, starting with the second Laird of Drum, there was a successive line of Irvines all bearing the name Alexander. -------------------- real name was William de Irwyn. Was armor bearer for Robert the Bruce of Scotland.

http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Alexander-William-de-Irwyn-2nd-of-Drum/6000000020856323055

http://www.geni.com/people/William-de-Irvine-of-Wodehouse-Laird-of-Bonshaw-Castle/6000000001961447252