The ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada is thought to be the home of the ancestors of the Egelesman family. Their name comes from someone having 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 Egelesman family
The surname Egelesman 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 Egelesman family
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Egelesman Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Egelesman has appeared as Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Egelesman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egelesman family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Egelesman or a variant listed above: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.