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Early Origins of the Eglington family

The surname Eglington was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Eglinton Castle was a large Gothic castellated mansion in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Built before 1528, it was the ancient family seat of the Earls of Eglinton. Unfortunately, over the years, it fell into ruin and was abandoned in 1925. One tower survives today.

Early History of the Eglington family

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Eglington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eglinton, Eglington, Egglinton and others.

Early Notables of the Eglington family (pre 1700)

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United States Eglington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eglington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Eglington, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1696 [1]
Eglington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Eglington who settled in Maryland in 1774
Eglington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Eglington, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • John Eglington, who arrived in Texas in 1870 [1]

New Zealand Eglington migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eglington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Eglington, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Eglington (post 1700) +

  • Richard "Sam" Eglington (1908-1979), English cricketer from Esher, Surrey, England who played in 1939 for Surrey
  • Nathan Eglington OAM (b. 1980), Australian three-time gold medalist field hockey midfielder and striker, husband of Lisa Eglington
  • Lisa Eglington (b. 1984), née Pamenter, Australian gold medalist field hockey player who played as a forward at the 2004 Junior Oceania Cup
  • Judith Eglington (b. 1945), Canadian photographer and filmmaker
  • Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Eglington (1923-2004), Irish footballer who played as an outside-left from 1942 to 1963 including three appearances for the Ireland National Team
  • John Eglington Bailey (1840-1888), English antiquary from Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Eglington Margaret Pearson (1746-1823), née Paterson, an English stained glass painter

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook