The McEachren family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name McEachren is derived 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 McEachren family
The surname McEachren 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 McEachren family
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McEachren 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
. McEachren has been written as MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.
Early Notables of the McEachren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McEachren family to Ireland
Some of the McEachren family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 138 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McEachren family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McEachren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Malcolm McEachren, who landed in Churchill Factory, Canada in 1813
- Malcolm McEachren, who arrived in Churchill Factory, Canada in 1814
Contemporary Notables of the name McEachren (post 1700)
- John D. McEachren (1838-1916), Canadian inventor of the Little Wonder Waterloo Heater, founder of The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co. in 1896
- Ensign Malcolm McEachren, Scottish-born, Canadian soldier, the first combat casualty of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in 1866
- Dr. Todd Mervyn McEachren, Canadian ophthalmologist in St. John's, Newfoundland
The McEachren 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.