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The name Age is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.

Age Early Origins



The surname Age 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 of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."

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Age Spelling Variations


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Age Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Age are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Age include: Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.

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Age Early History


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Age Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Age research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Age History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Age Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Age Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Age Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Age In Ireland


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Age In Ireland



Some of the Age 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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Age or a variant listed above:

Age Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Age, who landed in Virginia in 1647

Age Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathieu Age, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Goiug Age, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

Age Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Halstein Age, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • Herborg Age, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • John J Age, aged 41, arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • Torbjore Age, aged 43, landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • John M E Age, aged 25, landed in Alabama in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Age (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Age (post 1700)



  • Pierre Age, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Age Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Age Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Age 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 11 February 2015 at 14:04.

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