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Edgell Early Origins



The surname Edgell 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Edgell Spelling Variations


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Edgell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edgell have been found, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.

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Edgell Early History


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Edgell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgell research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Edgell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edgell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edgell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Edgell Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Edgell, or a variant listed above:

Edgell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Edgell, who arrived in New England in 1720-1725

Edgell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. G. S. Edgell, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • William Y Edgell, aged 42, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Mr. William Henry Edgell, aged 31, who settled in America from Teddington, in 1905
  • Mrs. George S. Edgell, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Stephen M. Edgell, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edgell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Edgell, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • James Edgell, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • William Edgell, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edgell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edgell (post 1700)



  • Larry J. Edgell, American politician and former teacher, Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate
  • Larry J. Edgell (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Elected West Virginia State Senate 2nd District 2010
  • Beatrice Edgell (1871-1948), British psychologist, Head of the Department of Psychology at Bedford College in the University of London
  • Captain Edgell, British surveyor, notable for his 1801 survey of Pacquet’s Harbour, Newfoundland, eponym of Edgell Island, Canada
  • Sir John Augustine Edgell, British Hydrographer for the British Navy from 1932–1945, eponym of Mount Edgell, and Edgell Bay, Antarctica
  • Zelma I "Zee" Edgell MBE (b. 1940), Belize-born novelist, former associate professor of English at Kent State University

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Edgell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edgell 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.

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