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Edgen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The generations and branches of the Edgen family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Edgen comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Early Origins of the Edgen family


The surname Edgen was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Edgen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgen research.
Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Edgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edgen Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Edgen include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

Early Notables of the Edgen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Edgen family to Ireland


Some of the Edgen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Edgen family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Edgen or a variant listed above: Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset, England, who arrived in Maryland in 1685; James Eakin made his home in the same state in 1759; Robert Eakin settled in New York in 1803.

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