The Bagpiper  

A Web Site for Erwin & Related Families








Irvine of Drum

"Flourish in Sunshine
and Shade"



Drum Castle is located ten miles from the center of Aberdeen, Scotland. For centuries it was the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine. The castle and grounds were granted to Sir William de Irwyn in 1325 by Robert the Bruce as a reward for his long service as the king’s armor bearer/secretary. The castle and manor house remained in the possession of Clan Irvine until 1975, at which time it was turned over to the Historical Trust of Scotland.  

Right: Scott Erwin in Ancient Irvine tartan





Text Box: Donald D. Erwin 

View Erwin and extended family photo albums on line. See photos of several families, and several generations...

Welcome to The Bagpiper. This web site is dedicated to the "Erwin Family Story," but the story of the Erwin family isn't just about those with the "name." Our extended family includes hundreds of recorded surnames, dating back as far as the 900s. We welcome all who are interested in Erwin family research, as well as those who are just curious about our family roots and background.




Selected articles from previous issues of the Bagpiper:

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Sir William de Irwyn and some of his descendants. Hardback, 640 pages of genealogical statistics. Over 30,000 individual Irvine\Irvin\Irwin\Erwin & extended family names and connections, with index, spanning 800 years plus.


Book                      $50.00

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Total                      $53.50


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                                                                Associated Web Sites

Drum Castle:

Elk County, Kansas:

Carroll County, Arkansas Historical Society:

Giles County, Tennessee:

Henry County, Tennessee:

Erwin Family Genealogy Forum:

Federal Census:

Yankee or Dixie? Test yourself:

Civil War Lookup:

The Library of Congress: 

Clan Irwin Association

Erwin Record, Unicoi Co., TN



 This site was last updated 01/17/13