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Irvine Family HistoryRecorded over the centuries in many forms, but now usually found in the modern spellings of Ervine, Irvine or Irving, this famous surname, whilst generally considered in the 20th century to be Scottish, can confusingly, be of Olde English, Scottish, or Irish origins, with all sources being quite different. In Scotland itself the surname is usually of locational origins from either: "The lands of Irvine" in Strathclyde, or the town of Irving in Dumfriesshire. These place names are themselves a development of the Celtic "Ir" meaning green or fresh, and "afon" - water. However wherever found, the surname can also be a developed form of the Olde English pre 7th century given name "Irwyn", originally composed of the elements "eofor", meaning "wild boar", and "wine", a friend...
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