The story of the Eglesham family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Eglesham 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.
Early Origins of the Eglesham family
The surname Eglesham 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 Eglesham family
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Eglesham Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Eglesham 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.
Early Notables of the Eglesham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eglesham family to the New World and Oceana
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 Egleshams to arrive on North American shores: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.