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The ancient Scottish name Cleghorn was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Cleghorn, Lanarkshire.

Cleghorn Early Origins



The surname Cleghorn 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.

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Cleghorn Spelling Variations


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Cleghorn Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Cleghorn has been spelled Claghorn, Cleghorn, Claghorne, Cleghorne, Gleghorn and many more.

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Cleghorn Early History


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Cleghorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleghorn research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1541 are included under the topic Early Cleghorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cleghorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleghorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cleghorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Cleghorn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Cleghorn, who landed in Massachusetts in 1651

Cleghorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Cleghorn settled in New England in 1771

Cleghorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Cleghorn, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Richard Cleghorn, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Walter Cleghorn, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Richard Cleghorn, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851

Cleghorn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Cleghorn arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Ellen Cleghorn arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Jeanette Cleghorn arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Jessy Cleghorn arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • Thomas Cleghorn landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleghorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleghorn (post 1700)



  • William Cleghorn (1718-1754), Scottish philosopher
  • Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn of Stravithie FRSEFLS (1820-1895), Scottish physician, botanist and forester who worked in India, known as "the father of scientific forestry in India"
  • Archibald Scott Cleghorn (1835-1910), Scottish businessman who married into the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii, father of the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Victoria Kaiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn (1875-1899), heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, daughter of Archibald Cleghorn
  • Robert Harold Cleghorn (1912-1996), New Zealand gold and bronze medalist weightlifting competitor
  • John Edward Cleghorn (b. 1941), Canadian businessman, Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University (1996-2003), Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Canada 1994-2001
  • James Ogilvie "Odie" Cleghorn (1891-1956), Canadian NHL hockey player
  • Irving Moffat Cleghorn (d. 1930), Canadian politician in Manitoba

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Insperata floruit
Motto Translation: It has flourished beyond expectations


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    The Cleghorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cleghorn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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