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Boldly striding through the withering sands of time, the proud and noble McElhatton surname rises victoriously from Scotland's west coastal area of Argyllshire- on the Isle of Bute. Deriving from it's Gaelic form (Mac Gille Chatain), the surname means "son of St. Catan's servant".

St. Catan (or Cathan, or Cattan) was a 6th-century Irish monk, said to be among the first Irish missionaries to arrive on the Isle of Bute, then part of the Irish kingdom of Dalriata (or Dalraida, etc.). He is often linked with his more famous nephew, Saint Blane.

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