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The generations and branches of the Aggert family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Aggert comes from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Aggert include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aggert research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Aggert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aggert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Aggert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aggert 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.
The Aggert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aggert 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.
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