Show ContentsEagleshan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Eagleshan lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland. The name Eagleshan was given to someone who lived in the old Barony of Eaglesham in the county of Renfrew (now part of the Strathclyde region), Scotland. Here we find the following early entries: "Dominus Robertus de Heiglssam, chaplain, who witnessed a confirmation by Alexander filius Walteri of his father's gifts to the church of Paisley in 1239. Barthelmeu de Egglesham, chapeleyn, was warden of the New Place of Seneware (Sanquhar) in the county of Dunfres in 1296. William de Eglisham, rector of the church of Dunbarny in 1300, reappears as William de Egglisham, archdeacon of Lothian in 1316 and in 1323 as official of St. Andrews." [1]

Early Origins of the Eagleshan family

The surname Eagleshan 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.

Early History of the Eagleshan family

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Eagleshan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Eagleshan has been spelled Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.

Early Notables of the Eagleshan family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was George Eglisham (fl. 1612-1642), a Scottish physician and poet who was introduced at the age of three to the favourable notice of James VI...
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Migration of the Eagleshan family

These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Eagleshan were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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