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The Edge name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.

Edge Early Origins



The surname Edge 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 of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."

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Edge Spelling Variations


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Edge Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Edge has undergone many spelling variations, including Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.

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Edge Early History


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Edge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edge research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Edge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Edge In Ireland


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Edge In Ireland



Some of the Edge 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edge were among those contributors:

Edge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637
  • Tho Edge, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Henry Edge, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Richard Edge, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Edge, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • John Edge, who landed in America in 1765

Edge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Edge, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C B Edge, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W L D Edge, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Edge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Edge U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Edge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Edge, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia

Edge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Edge, aged 33, a shoemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Edge, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Hannah Edge, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • George Edge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865
  • William Edge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edge (post 1700)



  • Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956), American politician, two-time Governor of New Jersey
  • Rosalie Barrow Edge (1877-1962), American environmentalist
  • John T. Edge, American food writer and commentator
  • Claude "Butch" Lee Edge (b. 1956), American Major League Baseball player
  • Walter Evans Edge (1873-1956), American Republican politician, Governor of New Jersey, 1917-19, 1944-47; Resigned 1919; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1919-29; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1929-33
  • Tracy Edge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • Kenneth Edge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956
  • J. W. Edge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960
  • Lewis John Spencer Edge (b. 1987), English professional footballer
  • Graeme Charles Edge (b. 1941), English musician, drummer and a songwriter for the Moody Blues
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Edge Historic Events


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Edge Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frederick William Edge (d. 1912), aged 37, English Deck Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Edge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edge 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 10 May 2016 at 10:43.

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