The present generation of the Eage family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Eage family
The surname Eage 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 Eage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eage research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Eage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eage 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 Eage include Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Eage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eage family to Ireland
Some of the Eage 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 Eage family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Eage, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.