Clegghourn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Clegghourn. It was a name for someone who lived in Cleghorn, Lanarkshire.

Early Origins of the Clegghourn family

The surname Clegghourn 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.

Important Dates for the Clegghourn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clegghourn research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1541 are included under the topic Early Clegghourn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clegghourn Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Clegghourn has been spelled Claghorn, Cleghorn, Claghorne, Cleghorne, Gleghorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Clegghourn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Clegghourn family

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: James Claghorn who settled in New England in 1652; Robert Cleghorn settled in New England in 1771.

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