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Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Eggleshan evolved. It was a name for 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.

Eggleshan Early Origins



The surname Eggleshan was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), 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.

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Eggleshan Spelling Variations


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Eggleshan Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Eggleshan has been written as Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.

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Eggleshan Early History


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Eggleshan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggleshan research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1239, 1200, 1296, 1300, 1323, 1335, 1616 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Eggleshan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eggleshan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eggleshan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eggleshan Notables 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eggleshan, or a variant listed above: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The Eggleshan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eggleshan 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 14 April 2014 at 14:09.

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