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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eagar came from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Eagar Early Origins



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

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Eagar Spelling Variations


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Eagar Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eagar family name include Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

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Eagar Early History


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Eagar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eagar research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Eagar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eagar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eagar Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eagar In Ireland


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Eagar In Ireland



Some of the Eagar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 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


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eagar surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Eagar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Eagar, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812

Eagar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Eagar landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagar (post 1700)



  • Thomas Eagar, American politician, Member of California State Assembly (1862-1863) and (1865-1867)
  • Thomas Eagar, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1862-63, 1865-67
  • Edward Desmond Russell Eagar (1917-1977), English cricketer, Hampshire cricket Captain (1946-1957)
  • Michael Eagar (b. 1934), English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire from 1956 to 1961
  • Edward Eagar (1787-1866), Irish lawyer, merchant and criminal who was transported to New South Wales in 1811 aboard the Providence, Australia's first liberal political agitator for Australian convict rights
  • Geoffrey Eagar (1818-1891), Australian accountant and Treasurer of the Government of New South Wales
  • Margaretta "Margaret" Alexandra Eagar (1863-1936), Irish nanny to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia
  • Michael Eagar (b. 1973), Australian former rugby league player who played from 1994 to 2005, member of the Ireland National Team in 2000

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Eagar Historic Events


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Eagar Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Jessie  Eagar (1841-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Alexander Vinrace Eagar (1917-1941), Australian Sub-Lieutenant from Toowong, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Eagar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eagar 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 29 October 2015 at 09:26.

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