Acutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Acutt comes from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Acutt family
The surname Acutt 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.
Early History of the Acutt family
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Acutt Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Acutt were recorded, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Acutt 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 Acutt family to Ireland
Some of the Acutt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Acutt family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Acutt family emigrate to North America: 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.
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