The ancestors of the first family to use the name Egeleghan lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland
. The name Egeleghan was given to someone who lived in the old Barony of Eaglesham in the county of Renfrew
(now part of the Strathclyde region), Scotland
, which originated in the 13th century.
Early Origins of the Egeleghan family
The surname Egeleghan 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, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Egeleghan family
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Egeleghan 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
. Egeleghan has been spelled Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Egeleghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egeleghan family to the New World and Oceana
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 Egeleghan were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.