Early Origins of the Edgellay family
The surname Edgellay was first found in Cheshire
at Edgerley, a civil parish and township in the parish of Alford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred
of Broxton. The first record of the surname was found in the year 1189 when Albert de Edgerdle held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Edgellay family
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Edgellay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Edgellay were recorded, including Edgerley, Edgelly, Edgely, Egerley, Egelly, Egely, Edgeley, Hedgely, Hedgerly and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgellay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgellay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Edgellay family emigrate to North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.