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The McEachen family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McEachen is derived 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.

McEachen Early Origins



The surname McEachen was 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.

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McEachen Spelling Variations


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McEachen Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McEachen include MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.

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McEachen Early History


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McEachen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachen research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEachen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEachen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachen In Ireland


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McEachen In Ireland



Some of the McEachen 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McEachen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Angus McEachen, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  • Francis McEachen, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  • John McEachen, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  • Catherine McEachen, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml

McEachen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Janet McEachen, aged 41, a dairymaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Christina McEachen, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Flora McEachen, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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