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Where did the English Edghill family come from? What is the English Edghill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Edghill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Edghill family history?

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Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Edghill has undergone many spelling variations, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.

First found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1278 when William and Richard Eggell held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edghill research. Another 172 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Edghill History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Edghill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edghill were among those contributors:

Edghill Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Edghill, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Edghill Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Robert Edghill, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Edghill Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • John A. Edghill, aged 12, who landed in America from Barbados, in 1903
  • Lilias R. Edghill, aged 43, who settled in America from Barbados, in 1903
  • Lydia Edghill, aged 50, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Annie Matilda Edghill, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Doris Edghill, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1914


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  • Rosemary Edghill (b. 1956), pseudonym of an American writer and editor
  • Richard Edghill (b. 1974), English footballer
  • John Cox Edghill DD (1835-1917), British Anglican priest, senior chaplain at Aldershot (1861)
  • Ella Mary Edghill M.A. (b. 1881), British translator
  • Ernest Arthur Edghill (1879-1912), Anglican priest and theological writer


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  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Edghill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edghill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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