Adge is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Adge family
The surname Adge was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The original Edge family probably lived on the side of a hill and were described by the Saxon word "ecg" which meant "edge." After the Norman invasion
in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."
Early History of the Adge family
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Adge 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 Adge family name include Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Adge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adge family to Ireland
Some of the Adge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Adge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Adge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mary Adge, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750