Our organization grew out of the hobby of Rev. Ellsworth Samuel Ewing (1908-1995), who traveled around the USA meeting with Ewings, often staying in their homes and collecting genealogical information. His had the idea that many, if not most, American Ewings were descended from one William Ewing of Stirling, Scotland. In the early 1990s he and others organized Clan Ewing in America, which was originally intended to be an organization for just members of that family line. This organization initially focused on thirty-three Ewing individuals known to have immigrated to America before 1776, mostly from Ireland and Scotland and mostly to the Middle Atlantic states.
Time, conventional research and DNA studies have subsequently proved that there are many Ewing lines and many Ewing stories. In September 2008, we changed our name to the Ewing Family Association, hoping to encourage broader participation from Ewing families everywhere.
The purposes of the Association shall be educational and accomplished by:
- Fostering interest in the Ewing Family and a spirit of fellowship among the members of the Association
- Promoting gatherings of the Association;
- Encouraging genealogical research and sharing the finds with others;
- Collecting and preserving historical and genealogical records of Ewing families around the world; and
- Publishing a family newsletter or journal periodically with information that is of a biographical, genealogical and historical nature.
The Association is led by its Officers and Board of Directors. Its activities are managed by several Activity Coordinators. See our Leadership page for full information.
Since our founding in 1993, we have been led by six Chancellors.
The Association is governed by its Bylaws. Current bylaws (dated 7/20/2014) may be viewed by clicking here. (pdf)