Early Origins of the Eglintoun family
The surname Eglintoun 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 Eglintoun family
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Eglintoun Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Eglintoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eglintoun family to Ireland
Some of the Eglintoun family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eglintoun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Eglington who settled in Maryland in 1774; James Eglinton settled in Maryland in 1720; James Eglinton settled in Philadelphia in 1848; James Eglintown settled in Philadelphia in 1848..