Early Origins of the Weghorne family
The surname Weghorne 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
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 Weghorne family
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Weghorne Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waghorn, Waghen, Waggon, Waghorne, Wagorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Weghorne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weghorne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, to Maine, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands..