The Dalriadan kingdom of ancient Scotland
was the home of the ancestors of the Eaglehan family. Their name indicates that they lived in the old Barony of Eaglesham in the county of Renfrew
(now part of the Strathclyde region), Scotland
, which originated in the 13th century.
Early Origins of the Eaglehan family
The surname Eaglehan was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Eaglehan family
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Eaglehan Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of Eaglehan include Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Eaglehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eaglehan family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Eaglehan or a variant listed above include: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.