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Mceachen Surname History



The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Mceachen. It 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.


Early Origins of the Mceachen family


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.

Early History of the Mceachen family


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Mceachen Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Mceachen has appeared as MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.

Early Notables of the Mceachen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mceachen family to Ireland


Some of the Mceachen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mceachen family to the New World and Oceana


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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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml


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