The Agert name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Agert is derived from the ancient personal name
Early Origins of the Agert family
The surname Agert 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 Agert family
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Agert Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Agert were recorded, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Agert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Agert family to Ireland
Some of the Agert family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 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 Agert family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Agert family emigrate to North America: 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.