Ewin, father of Bishop Kentigern, lived nearly 600 years earlier-Eoghan of the Highlands became Mc Ewen. Eoghan, Ewen, Mc Ewen, Gaelic, (Macbain's note to p.251 of Skene's Highlanders); Engenius, Urien, Owen, Ewene, Euin, Ewin, meaning "well born" quite as much in the Cymric, Celtic Briton, and have the same meaning in the Cymric tongue as Eogan (or Eoghan) in the Gaelic.The Welsh forms of the name are: Ywein, Eugein, Eugenius, and Euenin. The third commenced to reign one year before Christ, and his reign lasted seven years.

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The name is from the Gaelic ' EOGHAN' (the ' GH' is a ' H' in sound, as in Meagher, sounded Maher; Daugherty sounded Doherty, &c.), spelt phonetically EUEN, EWEN, EWIN, EWAN, YOUEN, &c.

The 'g' in Ewing was an addition made in the spelling of the name by those of English speech, if not race.

Our Ewing ancestors were numerous in the Lowlands and in the Glasgow Loch Lomond region beofre the first Otter Mc Ewen existed.

Ewin, certainly, was a Lowland name long before 1047.

The people in a few generations lost touch with the Highlands; they no longer spoke Gaelic, they were incorporated with the southern inhabitants, and in character and sentiment they became a Lowland people, although originally of pure Celtic Descent." Mc Ewen, unable to explain some facts which appear not to have been fully investigated, qualified somewhat his all too sweeping conclusion, by adding: "The name is distinctly of Gaelic and clan origin, and except where particular family histories and other evidence point to a different conclusion, persons bearing the name and traceable to the localities known to have been occupied by the early clan, its septs and descendants, are of the same race and probably sprung from the Mc Ewens of Otter.

In the Lowland districts the blood has mixed largely with that of the Lowland inhabitants."Mc Ewen's theory has been generally discounted by Ewing scholars, as person's bearing the Ewing name are traceable to localities known to have been occupied by the early known Ewing's long before the Mc Ewens had a clan existence; and so meansured by Mc Ewen's own rule, we do not get our family name from his Otter clan.

The paternal Mc Ewen settlement upon the banks of Loch Lomand was something more than one thousand years ago, yet the name we bear is much older, dating back to before the time of Christ. The reproduction of the coat of arms was recognized by the Hon.

Thomas Ewing family as coming from Scottish ancestors. Mac Ewen states: "A considerable sept of the clan settled early in Dumbartonshire, on the shores of Loch Lomond, and in the Lennox country, owning allegiance to the Stewart Earls of Lennox, who were descended from Bancho, Thane of Lochaber, the ancestor of the Royal line.

the clan government having once maintained in both the Lowlands and the Highlands.

It is the prima facie presumption that we are descended, and our name has come to us, from the Brythonic Ewin, Ewin and then Ewing, a name still common in the clan terriroty of the Lowlands, particularly in the Sterling Castle and Lomond region, where our Cymric Ewing ancestors lived and the family existed hundreds of years before the Gaelic clan of the Highlands.

Mc Ewen, the Scotch genealogist of the Mc Ewens, says: "The name Ewen (Ewing) is a distinctive, ancient, and not very common name, derived from the Gaelic Eoghan, meaning 'kind natured' (Latin Eugenius)." In "Clan Ewen, Some Records of Its History," R. As early as the 10th century, the Scots occupied Strath-Clyde, and Gaelic as the language from Renfrew to Galloway for several centuries.