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Waghorn Early Origins



The surname Waghorn was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border and as far north as Glasgow. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland when Peter Waghorn of Dumbarton was one those dignitaries who negotiated with King Edward III of England for the release King David of Scotland at 10,000 marks annually in 1357.

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Waghorn Spelling Variations


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Waghorn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waghorn, Waghen, Waggon, Waghorne, Wagorn and many more.

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Waghorn Early History


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Waghorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waghorn research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1416, 1398 and 1416 are included under the topic Early Waghorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waghorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waghorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waghorn Notables 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:

Waghorn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Waghorn, who arrived in Ohio in 1885

Waghorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sophia Waghorn, aged 31, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • John Phillip Waghorn, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

Waghorn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Waghorn, aged 40, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Emma Waghorn, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Joseph Waghorn, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Emily Waghorn, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • George T. Waghorn, aged 15, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waghorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waghorn (post 1700)



  • Dominic Waghorn, American Correspondent with Sky News
  • Martin Waghorn (d. 1787), English officer of the Royal Navy, Commander of the HMS Royal George when she suddenly sank at Spithead in 1782, with heavy loss of life
  • Leslie Arthur Waghorn (1906-1979), English cricketer
  • Kerry Waghorn (1947-1977), Canadian syndicated caricaturist, best known for his long running "Faces in the News" feature, established in 1977 by Chronicle Features
  • Henry Thomas Waghorn (1842-1930), English cricket statistician and historian
  • Flight Lieutenant Richard Richard Dick Waghorn Waghorn AFC (1904-1931), English Royal Air Force aviator, best known for winning the 1929 Schneider Trophy seaplane race
  • Martyn Thomas Waghorn (b. 1990), English footballer
  • Thomas Fletcher Waghorn (1800-1850), English postal pioneer who developed a new route from Great Britain to India

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Waghorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waghorn 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.

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