Egelischyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The rugged west coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancestral home of the Egelischyn family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived in the old Barony of Eaglesham in the county of Renfrew (now part of the Strathclyde region), Scotland. Here we find the following early entries: "Dominus Robertus de Heiglssam, chaplain, who witnessed a confirmation by Alexander filius Walteri of his father's gifts to the church of Paisley in 1239. Barthelmeu de Egglesham, chapeleyn, was warden of the New Place of Seneware (Sanquhar) in the county of Dunfres in 1296. William de Eglisham, rector of the church of Dunbarny in 1300, reappears as William de Egglisham, archdeacon of Lothian in 1316 and in 1323 as official of St. Andrews." 
Early Origins of the Egelischyn family
The surname Egelischyn 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.
Early History of the Egelischyn family
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Egelischyn Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Egelischyn has been spelled Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Egelischyn family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan from early times was George Eglisham (fl. 1612-1642), a Scottish physician and poet who was introduced at the age of three to the favourable notice of James VI...
Migration of the Egelischyn family
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Egelischyn arrived in North America very early: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.