Eagleston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Eagleston family
The surname Eagleston was first found in Durham. Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern Yorkshire bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.
Early History of the Eagleston family
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Eagleston Spelling Variations
The name Eagleston, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Eagleston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eagleston family to Ireland
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Migration of the Eagleston family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Eagleston family, or who bore a variation of the surname Eagleston were Richard Eggleston of London settled in Virginia in 1635 and was soon joined by the Eagletons who left Ireland. Bigod Eggleston who had already settled in New England in 1620.
Contemporary Notables of the name Eagleston (post 1700) +
- Glenn Eagleston, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 18½ aerial victories
- John A. Eagleston, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884 
- Eric Eagleston, American Democrat politician, Chair of Stark County Democratic Party, 1950 
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