Anglo-Saxon surname Aegard came from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Aegard family
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 Aegard family
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Aegard Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aegard has been recorded under many different variations, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Aegard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aegard family to Ireland
Some of the Aegard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aegard family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aegard or a variant listed above: 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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