The ancestors of the name Eadge date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Eadge family lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Eadge family
The surname Eadge 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
in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."
Early History of the Eadge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eadge research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Eadge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eadge 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 Eadge 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. The variations of the name Eadge include: Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Eadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eadge family to Ireland
Some of the Eadge 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.
Migration of the Eadge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Eadge or a variant listed above: Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635; and Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637.