Alguire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Alguire family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Early Origins of the Alguire family

The surname Alguire was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Alguire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alguire research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Alguire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alguire Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Alguire include Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

Early Notables of the Alguire family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Alguire family to Ireland

Some of the Alguire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Alguire migration to Canada

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Alguire were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Alguire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Alguire (post 1700)

  • Duncan Orestes Alguire (1853-1925), Canadian politician and physician, Member of Parliament for Stormont (1911-1917)


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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