England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Edgeingham family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Edgeingham family
Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Echingham from very ancient times some say from the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Edgeingham family
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Edgeingham Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Edgeingham are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Edgeingham include Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgeingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgeingham family to Ireland
Some of the Edgeingham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Edgeingham family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Edgeingham, or a variant listed above: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.
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