Clegghurn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The age-old Scottish surname Clegghurn was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Clegghurn family lived in Cleghorn, Lanarkshire.

Early Origins of the Clegghurn family

The surname Clegghurn 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 Clegghurn family

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

Clegghurn Spelling Variations

In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Clegghurn has been spelled Claghorn, Cleghorn, Claghorne, Cleghorne, Gleghorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Clegghurn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Clegghurn family

Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them: James Claghorn who settled in New England in 1652; Robert Cleghorn settled in New England in 1771.

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