The McEachin surname originated in the Highlands of Scotland. In A.D. 247, the Pictish prince Eachain led his tribe from County Down, Northern Ireland to what is now southern Scotland, around Galloway. Eachain means "Horse Lord" in Scots Gaelic. Ours are the Maceachan, the family which held Tangy up to 1709. My paternal grandmother's family came to US in 1742 via Cape Fear from Kintyre, in Argyl. Horse was their tribal totem. Bless us Epona.