Edgehill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The present generation of the Edgehill 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 in one of the places named Edge-Hill in England. More often than not, Essex is the family's home county.
Early Origins of the Edgehill family
The surname Edgehill was first found in Essex where the family name was first referenced in the year 1278 when William and Richard Eggell held estates in that county. Other early records revealed that some of the family resided at Standerwick in Somerset.
"Standerwick Court, the seat of Admiral Harry Edgell, is a handsome mansion, in the grounds of which are the remains of an ancient encampment, supposed to have been the connecting station between Bath and Alfred's tower at Stourton." 
Edge-Hill is a chapelry, in the district parish of West Derby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, Lancashire.
In Staffordshire at Burntwood, "there are several neat and pleasant mansions, one of which is Edgehill or Edial Hall, a square brick building with a cupola and balustrades, celebrated as the house in which the eminent lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, opened an academy in 1736." 
Edge-Hill, near Kington, Warwickshire was the scene of the memorable battle of that name, which occurred in 1642, between the Royal Army, commanded by the king in person, and the parliamentarian forces under the Earl of Essex. 
Early History of the Edgehill family
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Edgehill 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 Edgehill include Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgehill family (pre 1700)
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Edgehill migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Edgehill were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Edgehill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Edgehill, who landed in New England in 1720-1725 
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)