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.
Early Origins of the Eggleshan family
The surname Eggleshan 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 Eggleshan family
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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.
Early Notables of the Eggleshan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eggleshan family to the New World and Oceana
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.