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Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Egleshan 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.

Egleshan Early Origins



The surname Egleshan 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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Egleshan Spelling Variations


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Egleshan 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. Egleshan has been written as Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.

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Egleshan Early History


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Egleshan Early History



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

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Egleshan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Egleshan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Egleshan 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



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 Egleshan, or a variant listed above: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.

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