McEachin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McEachin family. Their name comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna, which translates as son of the horse-lord.
Early Origins of the McEachin family
The surname McEachin was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McEachin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachin research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McEachin 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. McEachin has been written as MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.
Early Notables of the McEachin family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name McEachin is the 15,414th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the McEachin family to Ireland
Some of the McEachin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McEachin migration to the United States +
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McEachin or a variant listed above:
McEachin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Patrick McEachin, who landed in North Carolina in 1772 
McEachin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ronald McEachin, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858 
McEachin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alexander McEachin, aged 72, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England 
- Roy Mc Eachin, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Franconia (1923)" from Liverpool, England 
Contemporary Notables of the name McEachin (post 1700) +
- James McEachin (b. 1930), American actor from Rennert, North Carolina, known for 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984), Play Misty for Me (1971) and Matlock (1986-1995)
- Peter Hector McEachin, American Democratic Party politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Florence County, 1931-42, 1947-50; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956
- Malcolm McEachin, American Democratic Party politician, Secretary of State of Nevada, 1944; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1946; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1956
- John E. McEachin, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Madison County, 1933
- A. Donald McEachin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000, 2008; Elected Virginia State Senate 9th District 2011
- Aston Donald "Don" McEachin (b. 1961), German-born, American personal injury lawyer and an American politician
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The McEachin Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPL-RNB : 6 December 2014), Alexander McEachin, 08 Aug 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJSN-4X7 : 6 December 2014), Roy Mc Eachin, 30 Oct 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Franconia (1923), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).