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The generations and branches of the Adgate family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Adgate comes from a baptismal name which means Adam. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Adgate Early Origins



The surname Adgate was first found in the county of Yorkshire from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Adgate Spelling Variations


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Adgate Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Adgate include Adcock, Adecok, Adcockson, Akokson, Hadecock, Hadicock, Adcok, Adecock, Atcock, Addicott and many more.

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Adgate Early History


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Adgate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adgate research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1226, 1246, 1311, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Adgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adgate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adgate Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Adgate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Adgate or a variant listed above:

Adgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Adgate, who arrived in Connecticut in 1651

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adgate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adgate (post 1700)



  • Matthew Adgate, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1780-85, 1788-89, 1790-91, 1792-95; Delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Columbia County, 1788
  • George Adgate, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1863
  • Asa Adgate (1767-1832), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1798-99, 1823; Common Pleas Court Judge in New York, 1799; U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1815-17

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Adgate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adgate 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 14:43.

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