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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.

McEachren Early Origins



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.

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McEachren Spelling Variations


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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.

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McEachren Early History


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McEachren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachren research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1499 is included under the topic Early McEachren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEachren Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEachren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEachren In Ireland


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McEachren In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEachren (post 1700)



  • John D. McEachren (1838-1916), Canadian inventor of the Little Wonder Waterloo Heater, founder of the 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

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The McEachren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEachren Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 October 2013 at 16:14.

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