Edgelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Edgelle is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the places named Edge-Hill in England. More often than not, Essex is the family's home county.
Early Origins of the Edgelle family
The surname Edgelle was first found in Essex where the family name was first referenced in the year 1278 when William and Richard Eggell held estates in that county. Other early records revealed that some of the family resided at Standerwick in Somerset.
"Standerwick Court, the seat of Admiral Harry Edgell, is a handsome mansion, in the grounds of which are the remains of an ancient encampment, supposed to have been the connecting station between Bath and Alfred's tower at Stourton." 
Edge-Hill is a chapelry, in the district parish of West Derby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, Lancashire.
In Staffordshire at Burntwood, "there are several neat and pleasant mansions, one of which is Edgehill or Edial Hall, a square brick building with a cupola and balustrades, celebrated as the house in which the eminent lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, opened an academy in 1736." 
Edge-Hill, near Kington, Warwickshire was the scene of the memorable battle of that name, which occurred in 1642, between the Royal Army, commanded by the king in person, and the parliamentarian forces under the Earl of Essex. 
Important Dates for the Edgelle family
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Edgelle Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Edgelle family name include Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgelle family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Edgelle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Edgell, who arrived in New England in 1720-1725; and Robert Etchells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1868
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.