Early Origins of the Echlyn family
The surname Echlyn was first found in West Lothian
, where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
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.
Early History of the Echlyn family
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.
Echlyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Echlin, Eghlin, Echline, Echling, Echeylin, Echlyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Echlyn 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... 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.
Migration of the Echlyn family to 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.
Migration of the Echlyn family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Echlyn 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.