Agart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Agart is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Agart family
The surname Agart was first found in 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 Agart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agart research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701, 1540, 1615, 1540 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Agart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agart Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Agart has undergone many spelling variations, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Agart family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Mabel Agard of Foston; and Étienne Agard de Champs (Dechamps) (1613-1701), a French Jesuit theologian and author.
Arthur Agard or Agarde (1540-1615), was a distinguished antiquary and deputy-chamberlain in the Exchequer, was descended from an ancient Derbyshire family. He...
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Migration of the Agart family to Ireland
Some of the Agart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Agart family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Agart were among those contributors: 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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