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Where did the Scottish McEachern family come from? What is the Scottish McEachern family crest and coat of arms? When did the McEachern family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McEachern family history?In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McEachern family were born. Their name comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna, which translates as son of the horse-lord.
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McEachern has been spelled MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.
First found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachern research. Another 240 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachern History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McEachern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McEachern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 138 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McEacherns to arrive on North American shores:
McEachern Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
McEachern Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.
The McEachern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEachern Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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