Show ContentsMcEachron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rugged western mountains of Scotland's coastline and the Hebrides islands were home to the ancestors of the McEachron family. McEachron was originally a name for a 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. 1

Early Origins of the McEachron family

The surname McEachron was first found in Kintyre, where "on the shaft of the cross at Kilkerran near Campbeltown, is the inscription: Hec est: crvx: Coleni: Mc: Heachyrna: et Katirine: uxoris: eivs (Drummond, Sculptured monuments of Iona, pl. lxxxi). This is probably Colin MacEachern who was chief of the Macecherns in 1499." 1

Early History of the McEachron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEachron research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1499, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1512, 1515, 1541, 1596, 1605, 1647, 1659, 1662, 1682, 1684, 1694, 1769, 1788, 1798, 1801, 1806, 1814, 1818, 1847, 1849 and 1888 are included under the topic Early McEachron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McEachron Spelling Variations

Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McEachron has been spelled MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.

Early Notables of the McEachron family

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Evan MacEachen (1769-1849), Gaelic scholar, born at Arisaig, Invernessshire, in 1769, was educated in a school at Ruthven, near Keith. He was sent in 1788 to the Scots College at Valladolid, where he was ordained priest in 1798. On his return to the mission he was stationed at Arisaig. In 1801 he was removed to Badenoch...
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Ireland Migration of the McEachron family to Ireland

Some of the McEachron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States McEachron migration to the United States +

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McEachron arrived in North America very early:

McEachron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Abraham McEachron, aged 44, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Havana, Cuba 2
  • Luois McEachron, aged 25, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1923 aboard the ship "Turrialba" from Kingston, Jamaica 2

Contemporary Notables of the name McEachron (post 1700) +

  • Fred F. McEachron, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County
  • Aston McEachron, American actor, known for Playdate (1961)
  • Trevor McEachron (b. 1983), American soccer forward
  • Karl B. McEachron (1889-1954), American electrical engineer, awarded the Edward Longstreth Medal (1935) and the 1949 AIEE Edison Medal
  • Gordon T. McEachron (1919-1993), American college football coach and United States Army Air Forces officer

The McEachron 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.

  1. 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)
  2. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from on Facebook