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Echlyn Early Origins



The surname Echlyn 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.

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Echlyn Spelling Variations


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Echlyn Spelling Variations



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

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Echlyn Early History


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Echlyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echlyn research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1319, 1407, 1576, 1635, 1612 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Echlyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Echlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Echlin (15761635), Scottish cleric who became the Church of Ireland Bishop of Down and Connor from 1612 to...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echlyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echlyn In Ireland


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Echlyn In Ireland



Some of the Echlyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Echlin, who came to Ottawa in 1844; Robert Echlin, who arrived in Ontario in 1871; James Echlin, who came to Ontario in 1871; Henry Echlin, who settled in Ontario in 1871.

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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: Rumor acerbe, tace
Motto Translation: Cruel rumour, be still.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Echlyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Echlyn 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 07:50.

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