The ancestors of the Egglischyn surname are thought to have lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name Egglischyn 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 Egglischyn family
The surname Egglischyn 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 Egglischyn family
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Egglischyn Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Egglischyn has appeared as Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Egglischyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egglischyn family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.