The ancestors of the name Egleghan come from the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Dalriadans. They lived along the rugged west coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands and used the name to indicate a person 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 Egleghan family
The surname Egleghan 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 Egleghan family
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Egleghan Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of Egleghan have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Egleghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egleghan family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland
put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence
. As Clan
societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Egleghan were among those contributors: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.