I just happened upon this message board. I didn't think I'd ever find one, given that McEachern is a pretty rare surname (I had to do a research paper in high school on my first, middle and last names, ended up getting a C- because I didn't have enough info on my last name!).
Anyway, I don't know how many McEacherns live on Long Island, but my grandfather Myles McEachern was originally from Gloucester, MA - not sure if his father Cornelius McEachern was originally from MA or came from PEI, Canada. Either his father or grandfather is originally from Souris, PEI. Any McEacherns here from MA?
I read once in a book about Scottish clans that the McEacherns were associated with the MacDonald clan. Does anyone have a clue as to what this means exactly? Just curious.