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Cleghorn Surname History



In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Cleghorn as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Cleghorn, Lanarkshire.


Early Origins of the Cleghorn family


The surname Cleghorn was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. Cleghorn in a small village north-east of the town of Lanark and is the ancient home to the family.

Early History of the Cleghorn family


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Cleghorn Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Cleghorn has been spelled Claghorn, Cleghorn, Claghorne, Cleghorne, Gleghorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Cleghorn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cleghorn family to the New World and Oceana


For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Cleghorn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Cleghorn, who landed in Massachusetts in 1651 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cleghorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Cleghorn, who settled in New England in 1771

Cleghorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Cleghorn, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Richard Cleghorn, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Walter Cleghorn, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Richard Cleghorn, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm

Cleghorn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Cleghorn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Ellen Cleghorn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Jeanette Cleghorn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Jessy Cleghorn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Thomas Cleghorn, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cleghorn (post 1700)


  • William Cleghorn (1718-1754), Scottish philosopher
  • Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn of Stravithie FRSEFLS (1820-1895), Scottish physician, botanist and forester who worked in India, known as "the father of scientific forestry in India"
  • Archibald Scott Cleghorn (1835-1910), Scottish businessman who married into the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii, father of the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Victoria Kaiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn (1875-1899), heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, daughter of Archibald Cleghorn
  • Robert Harold Cleghorn (1912-1996), New Zealand gold and bronze medalist weightlifting competitor
  • John Edward Cleghorn (b. 1941), Canadian businessman, Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University (1996-2003), Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada 1994-2001
  • James Ogilvie "Odie" Cleghorn (1891-1956), Canadian NHL hockey player
  • Irving Moffat Cleghorn (d. 1930), Canadian politician in Manitoba
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865), née Stevenson, English novelist and short story writer, often referred to as Mrs Gaskell, the first to write a biography of Charlotte Bronte in 1857

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm


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