Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Agard 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 Agard family
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Agard Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Agard has appeared include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Agard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Agard family to Ireland
Some of the Agard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Agard family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Agard arrived in North America very early:
Agard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Agard (post 1700)
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