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The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McElduff family. Their name comes from an old Gaelic personal name. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Dhuibh.The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)'>
'This noble family is derived from Fife Mac-Duff, who was a man of considerable wealth and power in Scotland temp, king Kenneth II., and gave that prince great assistance in his wars with the Picts about the year 834. His descendants, from their great dignity, were sometimes called kings of Fife, and they were entitled to place the king of Scotland on the inaugural stone, to lead the van of the royal army, and to enjoy the privilege of a sanctuary for the Clan Mac-Duff, of which he was the founder. ' Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.'>
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Early Origins of the McElduff family
The surname McElduff was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland.
Some believe MacDuff, the Thane of Fife, portrayed by Shakespeare as the rival of Macbeth, was a myth created by medieval writers. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)'>
However this passage proves otherwise: 'When the revolution was accomplished, in which Macbeth was bethroned and slain, Malcolm, sensible of the high services of the Thane of Fife, is said to have promised to grant the first three requests he should make. Macduff accordingly demanded (an obtained), 1st that he and his successors, Lords of Fife, should place the crown on the King's head at the coronation; 2ndly, that they should lead the vanguard of the army whenever the royal banner was displayed; and lastly, this privilege of the Clan Macduff, whereby any person, being related to Macduff within the ninth degree, and having committed homicide in chaude melé (without premeditation ) should, upon flying Macduff's Cross, and paying a certain fine, obtain remission of their guilt.' The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3 '>
So as to further prove the point, the first Earl of the name, Gillemichel, did emerge by the time of King David I, and he and his descendants had privileges including the right to crown the King of Scotland and to lead the Scottish army.
Furthermore, the MacDuff family traditionally crowned each monarch. But, they were opposed to Robert the Bruce, who gained the throne in 1306. Duncan MacDuff, the Earl of Fife's sister was sent to perform the task. Isabella MacDuff, Countess of Buchan (died c. 1314), sister of Duncan, Earl of Fife did crown Robert the Bruce in March 1306, much to her chagrin. Bruce was defeated at the Battle of Methven in June 1306, so he sent Isabella and other female relatives but they were betrayed Uilleam II, Earl of Ross. Edward I ordered her to be sent to Berwick-upon-Tweed to be caged as a public spectacle. She was caged for four years and is presumed to have died in captivity.
Lord Macduff, the Thane of Fife, is a character in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The character kills Macbeth in the final act. It is generally thought that Shakespeare drew the character from the Holinshed's Chronicles (1587.)
Early History of the McElduff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McElduff research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1353, 1759, 1296, 1358, 1725 and 1889 are included under the topic Early McElduff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McElduff Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McElduff has been written as MacDuff, McDuff, MacDhuibh (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the McElduff family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Isobel Macduff (1296-1358), the Countess of Buchan, best known for when she left her husband, the Earl of Buchan and stole his warhorses; William Duff of Braco..
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McElduff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McElduff family
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McElduff or a variant listed above: James MacDuff, who settled in Maryland in 1747; John MacDuff settled in Virginia in 1772.
Contemporary Notables of the name McElduff (post 1700) +
- John McElduff (1759-1799), birth name of John Duff, American counterfeiter, hunter, scout, and soldier who assisted in George Rogers Clark's campaign to capture the Illinois country
- Barry McElduff (b. 1966), Irish politician
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The McElduff Motto +
Motto: Deus juvat
Motto Translation: God assists.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
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Leonard Barrie Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American actor. His most well-known role came in the television series Northern Exposure (1990–1995), for which he was consecutively nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Corbin was born in Lamesa, the seat of Dawson County, south of Lubbock in West Texas. He is the son of the former Alma LaMerle Scott (1918–1994), a teacher, and Kilmer Blaine Corbin, Sr. (1919–1993), a school principal, judge, and Democratic member of the Texas State Senate for two terms, from 1949–1957. Corbin was named for author J. M. Barrie by his mother. He played football briefly in eighth grade, but soon moved to the arts, including acting and ballet classes. He graduated from Monterey High School. Corbin studied theatre arts at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. At 21, he joined the United States Marine Corps, served two years, and then returned to Tech.
Corbin began his career as a Shakespearean actor in the 1960s, but today he is more likely to be seen in the role of the local sheriff, military leader, or some other authority figure, though on occasion, he has effectively portrayed murderous villains, as well. To moviegoers, he is well remembered as General Beringer in WarGames, John Travolta's uncle Bob Davis in Urban Cowboy, co-starring with Clint Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can, or Roscoe Brown, July Johnson's bumbling deputy in the acclaimed Western Lonesome Dove.
From 1979 until 1984, he appeared in several episodes of Dallas as Sheriff Fenton Washburn. In 1983, Corbin co-starred in the famed television miniseries The Thorn Birds. Corbin played Mary Carson's stockman Pete, who teaches the Clearys' sons how to shear sheep on their aunt's gigantic sheep station Drogheda, in Australia. In 1983–1984, Corbin played Merit Sawyer in the NBC television series Boone. Corbin's role was that of a stern father to the young actor Tom Byrd, who played Boone Sawyer, an aspiring singer. The program was set in rural Tennessee during the 1950s and was created by Earl Hamner, who had great success earlier with CBS's The Waltons.
From 1990 to 1995, Corbin portrayed former astronaut and local business leader Maurice Minnifield on CBS's Northern Exposure, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.
In 1994, Corbin narrated the acclaimed TBS documentary MoonShot, telling the story of the 1960s space race from the first-person viewpoint of Mercury Seven astronaut Deke Slayton. In 2007, he played the character Clay Johnson, father of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer series.
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In 2000, he played the role of General Carville in consecutive video games, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge.
In 2003, Corbin co-starred with Northern Exposure castmate John Cullum in Blackwater Elegy, an award-winning short film written by Matthew Porter and co-directed by Porter and Joe O'Brien.
From 2003–2008, Corbin played Whitey Durham, the basketball coach for the Tree Hill Ravens on The WB/CW teenager drama series One Tree Hill. He also had a role in 2007's Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men.
Corbin lost most of his hair in the 1990s due to alopecia areata. Since then, he has played various roles with a shaved head, wearing a cowboy hat, or occasionally wearing a full toupee.
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Corbin is the signature voice of radio station KPLX in Fort Worth, Texas, and has also voiced trailers and promotions for CMT and various other country radio stations. In 2014, he became the spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board.
In 2014, Corbin worked with Tracey Birdsall on Dawn of the Crescent Moon, followed by working alongside her for the science fiction films At the Edge of Time (2016) and The Time War (2017).
In 2020, Corbin had a recurring guest role as Everett Acker in Better Call Saul.
Before breaking into film, Corbin won many cutting-horse competitions. Much of his spare time is spent riding horses and tending to cattle on his small Texas ranch near Fort Worth. He has volunteered his time to charity for many years, including rodeos and being spokesman for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. In 2006, he participated in the Lubbock centennial.
Corbin lives on the ranch with his daughter, Shannon Ross (born 1965) and grandchildren. Shannon had been adopted as an infant; her birth mother, who had an affair with Corbin, gave up the child through the Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio, without having told Corbin of the pregnancy. Corbin found Shannon in June 1991, when she was 26. Corbin has three sons: Bernard Weiss (born 1970), Jim Corbin (born 1979), and Christopher Corbin (born 1982). Christopher has followed in his father's footsteps as an actor. Bernard was adopted by the Weiss family and later in life got in touch with Corbin. Corbin and his second wife, Susan Berger, divorced in 1992.
In 2009, Corbin was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. A recent painting of Corbin has been placed at the museum exhibit. Corbin has appeared at gatherings of the American Cowboy Culture Association, which holds the annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration each September in Lubbock.
In September 2011, Corbin was given a lifetime achievement award by the Estes Park Film Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. The Texas Film Hall of Fame inducted Corbin into its membership on March 8, 2012.
- Urban Cowboy (1980) .. Bob Davis
- Stir Crazy (1980) .. Warden Walter Beatty
- Any Which Way You Can (1980) .. Fat Zack Tupper
- Bitter Harvest (1981, TV Movie) .. Dr. Agajanian
- Dead & Buried (1981) .. Phil
- The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981) .. Wimbish
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) .. B.R. Abernathy
- Six Pack (1982) .. Sheriff 'Big John' Stone
- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) .. C.J.
- Honkytonk Man (1982) .. Arnspriger
- WarGames (1983) .. General Beringer
- The Man Who Loved Women (1983) .. Roy Carr
- What Comes Around (1985) .. Leon Redden
- My Science Project (1985) .. Lew Harlan
- Nothing in Common (1986) .. Andrew Woolridge
- Hard Traveling (1986) .. Frank Burton
- Firefighter (1986, TV Movie) .. Captain Johnson
- Under Cover (1987) .. Sergeant Irwin Lee
- Off the Mark (1987) .. Walt Warner
- Permanent Record (1988) .. Jim Sinclair
- Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) .. Harv
- It Takes Two (1988) .. George Lawrence
- Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) .. P.J. Downing
- Short Time (1990) .. Captain
- Ghost Dad (1990) .. Mr. Emery Collins
- The Hot Spot (1990) .. Sheriff
- Conagher (1991) .. Charlie McCloud
- Career Opportunities (1991) .. Officer Don
- Solo (1996) .. General Clyde Haynes
- Curdled (1996) .. Lodger
- The Fanatics (1997) .. Robert Blister
- Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999) .. Tony Serra
- Held Up (1999) .. Pembry
- Timequest (2000) .. Lyndon B. Johnson
- The Journeyman (2001) .. Charlie Ledbetter
- No One Can Hear You (2001) .. Sheriff Joe Webster
- Race to Space (2001) .. Earl Vestal
- The Gristle (2001) .. Senator Dorm
- Clover Bend (2002) .. Cotton
- Dunsmore (2003) .. Sheriff Breen
- Monte Walsh (2003) .. Bob Alderson
- Tin Can Shinny (2003) .. Daddy Jack
- Yesterday's Dreams (2005) .. Pastor
- River's End (2005) .. Sheriff 'Buster' Watkins
- The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) .. Mr. Pullman (uncredited)
- Waitin' to Live (2006) .. Buford Pike
- Beautiful Dreamer (2006) .. Grandpa
- No Country for Old Men (2007) .. Ellis
- The Grand (2007) .. Jimminy 'Lucky' Faro
- Trail End (2007, Short) .. Hank
- In the Valley of Elah (2007) .. Arnold Bickman
- Lake City (2008) .. George
- Beer for My Horses (2008) .. Buck Baker
- That Evening Sun (2009) .. Thurl Chessor
- Not Since You (2009) .. Uncle Dennis
- Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009, TV Movie) .. Grandpa Max Tennyson
- Feed the Fish (2009) .. Axel Andersen
- Bloodworth (2010) .. Itchy
- Rising Stars (2010) .. Farmer
- Nonames (2010) .. Ed
- The Next Door Neighbor (2010) .. Judge Rodgers
- Sedona (2011) .. Les
- Valley of the Sun (2011) .. Gene Taggert
- Universal Squadrons (2011) .. Deakin
- Redemption: For Robbing the Dead (2011) .. Judge Smith
- 3 Blind Saints (2011)
- Cinema Six (2012) .. Roger
- The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) .. Walker
- Born Wild (2012) .. Ray Jennings
- This Is Where We Live (2013) .. Bode
- Dawn of the Crescent Moon (2014) .. Cyrus
- The Homesman (2014) .. Buster Shaver
- Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) .. Ol' Jammer (voice)
- Finding Harmony (2014) .. Grady Pickett
- Beyond the Farthest Star (2015) .. Chief Burns
- Christmas in the Smokies (2015) .. Wade Haygood
- Last Man Club (2016) .. Pete Williams
- At the Edge of Time (2016) .. Titus
- Mountain Top (2017) .. Sam Miller
- The Valley (2017) .. Gary
- All Saints (2017) .. Forrest
- New Life (2017) .. Oscar
- An American in Texas (2017) .. Larry Korchinsky
- Windsor (2018) .. Gil Denton
- Farmer of the Year (2018) .. Hap
- Eminence Hill (2019) .. Noah
- Dallas – Sheriff Fenton Washburn, Sheriff of Braddock County
- M*A*S*H – Sgt. Joe Vickers in episode 'Your Retention, Please' (episode 205)
- This House Possessed – Lieutenant Fletcher (1981)
- Hart to Hart – Hart, Line, and Sinker, Sheriff Bud Williams (1982)
- Travis McGee – TV Movie – Sheriff Hack Ames (1983)
- The A-Team – Kinkaid
- Lonesome Dove – Roscoe Brown
- The Thorn Birds miniseries
- The Twilight Zone – episode – Dead Run – Pete (1986)
- Matlock The Court Martial – Army Col. Steven McRea (1987)
- LBJ: The Early Years – TV Movie – Judge Alvin J. Wirtz (1987)
- Man Against the Mob – TV Movie – Big Mac McCleary (1988)
- Northern Exposure – 110 episodes – Maurice J. Minnifield / Mace Mobrey (main role, 1990–1995)
- The Chase – TV Movie – Wallis (1991)
- Conagher – TV Movie - McCloud (1991)
- Moon Shot • The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon (narrator) (1994)
- Life with Louie – episode – The Fourth Thursday in November – Uncle Sammy (voice) (1995)
- Ellen 'A Penney Saved..' – Jack (1996)
- The Big Easy – 35 episodes – C.D. LeBlanc (1996–1997)
- Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV film) – Burt Hamilton
- Walker, Texas Ranger – episode – Widow Maker – Ben Crowder (1999)
- Chicken Soup for the Soul – episode – The Real Father – Doctor (1999)
- Columbo – episode – A Trace of Murder – Clifford Calvert (1997)
- Understanding – narrator for 'Traffic' episode
- Spin City – Peter Noland
- The Closer – Clay Johnson
- The Closer – episode – Pilot – Angus Clayton (1998)
- The Magnificent Seven – episode – Working Girls – Wickes
- JAG - episode - Act of Terror - Percival Bertram (1998)
- Crossfire Trail – TV Movie – Sheriff Walter Moncrief (2001)
- Monte Walsh – TV Movie – Bob the Storekeeper (2003)
- One Tree Hill – Coach Whitey Durham (main role, 2003–2008)
- Wyvern – TV Movie – Hass (2009)
- King of the Hill – Fire Chief
- Psych – Bamford
- The Drew Carey Show – Mr. Pheifer
- Hidden Places (Hallmark movie) – Sheriff
- The Unit – Carson
- Hope Ranch (TV film) – Shorty
- Reba – J. V. McKinney
- Modern Family – Merle Tucker (3 episodes)
- Anger Management – Ed (main role, 2012–2014)
- The Looney Tunes Show – episode – A Christmas Carol – Santa Claus (voice) (2012)
- Suit Up – 16 episodes – Dick Devereaux (2012–2013)
- Dallas – J.R. Ewing's lawyer/Executor, episode: 'Ewings Unite!' (2013)
- Parenthood (2010 TV series) – Ernie (episode “Fraud Alert”, 2014)
- Blood & Oil – Clifton Lundegren (6 episodes, 2015)
- The Ranch – Dale the Veterinarian (2016–2020)
- Young Sheldon – Mr. Gilford- episode - A Math Emergency and Perky Palms (2019)
- Better Call Saul – Everett Acker (3 episodes, 2020)
- 9-1-1: Lone Star - Stuart Ryder (2020)
- Red Alert: Retaliation, as General Ben Carville.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, he reprised his role as General Carville from Red Alert with a much larger role in the story. The game also featured a number of cinematics spoofing his role in WarGames.
- Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive, as Jackson Cross, an NSA operative who kidnaps and threatens to kill the main character in his pursuit of an alien artifact.
- Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, as the warden.
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