Irvine - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
|Author||Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh|
|Source||Some Anglicised Surnames in Ireland|
Irvine—This name in Scotland is the anglicised form of M'Irvine, mostly found in the latter form in Aberdeen Co. The name in S.W. Scotland is a sept of the Picts of the Solway, called the Selgovia by Ptolemy, and the name was later Gaelicised, its form being Mac Eireamháin. The name is confused with Irwin in Ulster.