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
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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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.