Agates History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Agates is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Agates family
The surname Agates was first found in Lancashire in the north of England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, but from about the 13th century moved south to Foston in Derbyshire, and Sudbury, in the same county.
Important Dates for the Agates family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agates research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701, 1540, 1615, 1540 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Agates History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agates Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Agates have been found, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Agates family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Mabel Agard of Foston; and Étienne Agard de Champs (Dechamps) (1613-1701), a French Jesuit theologian and author.
Arthur Agard or Agarde (1540-1615), was a distinguished antiquary and deputy-chamberlain in the Exchequer, was descended from an ancient Derbyshire family. He...
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Migration of the Agates family to Ireland
Some of the Agates family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Agates family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Agates, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edward Agard was one of the earliest settlers in the New World, being recorded in Virginia in the year 1640; Adam Egart settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749.