The rugged west coast of Scotland
in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Eglischan name. The name derives from someone having 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 Eglischan family
The surname Eglischan 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 Eglischan family
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Eglischan Spelling Variations
In various documents Eglischan has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Eaglesham, Eagleson, Egglesham, Eglischane and others.
Early Notables of the Eglischan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eglischan family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence
, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan
societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eglischans to arrive in North America: Mr. Eagleson landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.