Waghorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Waghorne family

The surname Waghorne 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.

Early History of the Waghorne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waghorne research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1416, 1398 and 1416 are included under the topic Early Waghorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Waghorne Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Waghorne family (pre 1700)

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United States Waghorne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waghorne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Waghorne, who landed in New England in 1739 [1]

Australia Waghorne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Waghorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Josiah Waghorne, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza" [2]
  • Isaiah Waghorne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Waghorne (post 1700) +

  • Frederick Charles Albert "Old Wag" Waghorne Sr. (1865-1956), English-born, Canadian ice hockey referee, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm


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