Echlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Echlin family

The surname Echlin was first found in West Lothian, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in the parish of West Dalmeny when Ralph and Robert Echlin rendered homage to King Edward 1st of England in his brief conquest of Scotland.

Important Dates for the Echlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echlin research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1319, 1407, 1576, 1635, 1612 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Echlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Echlin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Echlin, Eghlin, Echline, Echling, Echeylin, Echlyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Echlin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Echlin (1576–1635), Scottish cleric who became the Church of Ireland Bishop of Down and Connor from 1612 to...
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Migration of the Echlin family to Ireland

Some of the Echlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Echlin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Echlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Echlin, who settled in Ottawa in 1844
  • Robert Echlin, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • James Echlin, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Henry Echlin, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • George Echlin, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Echlin (post 1700)

  • John Echlin, American Design Principal with SERA Architects in Portland, Oregon
  • Edward P. Echlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 [1]
  • Sir Norman David Fenton Echlin (1925-2007), 10th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir John Frederick Echlin (1890-1932), 9th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir Henry Frederick Echlin (1846-1923), 8th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir Thomas Echlin (1844-1906), 7th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir Ferdinand Fenton Echlin (1798-1877), 6th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir Frederick Henry Echlin (1795-1871), 5th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir James Echlin (1769-1833), 4th Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • Sir Henry Echlin (1740-1799), 3rd Baronet of Clonagh in the County of Kildare, Irish peer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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