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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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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