Alec McEachern
Thu May 18, 2006 03:51 (XFF:

Grahame, I would appreciate it very much if you would check those baptismal records and let me know if they show any concentrations of these surnames within Moidart. Several of the other MacEachern families that settled in Judique and Creignish, C.B. were from Kinlochmoidart but my branch has no known connection to them. I was aware that MacEachern and MacEachen are two distinct names with different origins. I'm curious whether MacEacherns in Moidart were true MacEacherns or simply MacEachens who couldn't spell as one person told me. The MacEacherns are supposed to be from Islay and Kintyre and were armorers to Clan Donald. I read that ClanRanald had a smithy in Mingarry and perhaps he brought MacEacherns to Moidart to make his armor; probably no way to tell at this point other than DNA.

  • MacEachensGrahame MacDonald, Tue May 16 08:40
    The earliest Moidart baptismal records commence in December 1829. I could check these records for you. MacEachens and MacEacherns are basically different families but I believe that in some cases the ... more
    • MacEacherns/MacEachens — Alec McEachern, Thu May 18 03:51
      • family searchLeslie Christian, Thu Sep 7 15:31
        Alec, I have been searching for anyone with the name McEachern, it is in fact a rare name and I would like to know if you are related to Donald McEachern, who was born in Scotland and died in Canada, ... more
        • MAlec McEachern, Thu Oct 12 03:03
          Leslie, contact me at and I can share what I have for research.
          • McEachernAnne Marie, Fri Oct 13 21:34
            My grandmothers name was Kathleen McEachern or McEachnie from South Uist, she moved to Glasgow in the 1950s and was married to William Grieve, Do you Know who these people are. thanks Anne Marie
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