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The story of the Eglesghan family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Eglesghan evolved as a name for some 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.

Eglesghan Early Origins



The surname Eglesghan 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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Eglesghan Spelling Variations


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Eglesghan Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Eglesghan include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.

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Eglesghan Early History


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Eglesghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eglesghan 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 Eglesghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eglesghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eglesghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eglesghan 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eglesghans to arrive on North American shores: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.

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