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Where did the Scottish Waghorne family come from? What is the Scottish Waghorne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Waghorne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Waghorne family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Waghorn, Waghen, Waggon, Waghorne, Wagorn and many more.
First found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border and as far north as Glasgow. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland when Peter Waghorn of Dumbarton was one those dignitaries who negotiated with King Edward III of England for the release King David of Scotland at 10,000 marks annually in 1357.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waghorne research. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Waghorne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Waghorne Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Waghorne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waghorne 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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