, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Champayne has appeared as Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.