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Eglinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Eglinton family


The surname Eglinton 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 Eglinton family


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Eglinton Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Eglinton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eglinton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eglinton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Eglinton, who settled in Maryland in 1720

Eglinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Eglinton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848

Eglinton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eglinton, aged 28, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
  • Andrew Eglinton, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.

Eglinton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Eglinton, aged 32, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Eliza Eglinton, aged 32, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • John Eglinton, aged 5, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Henry Eglinton, aged 2, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Eglinton (post 1700)


  • Timothy Ian Eglinton FRS, British professor of biogeoscience at the Geological Institute, ETH Zürich, son of Geoffrey Eglinton
  • William Eglinton (1857-1933), British spiritualist medium who was exposed as a fraud
  • Geoffrey Eglinton FRS (b. 1927), British chemist and Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at Bristol University

Historic Events for the Eglinton family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Percy William James Eglinton (b. 1918), English Signalman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
  2. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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