Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Eages comes from when the family lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Eages family
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 of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."
Early History of the Eages family
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Eages Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Eages has appeared include Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Eages family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eages family to Ireland
Some of the Eages family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eages family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eages arrived in North America very early: Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635; and Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637.
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