The Edgeols name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk
and a parish near Manchester.
Early Origins of the Edgeols family
The surname Edgeols was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Edgeols family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgeols research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1618, 1683, 1668, 1735, 1670 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Edgeols History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edgeols Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Edgeols has undergone many spelling variations
, including Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.
Early Notables of the Edgeols family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Mathew Eccles of Dumfriesshire; Solomon Eccles (Eagle) (1618-1683), an English composer; and his son, John Eccles (1668-1735), an... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edgeols Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Edgeols family to Ireland
Some of the Edgeols family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 67 words (5 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 Edgeols family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edgeols were among those contributors: Anne Eccles who settled in Virginia in 1698; James, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, and William Eccles, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865..
The Edgeols Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Se defendendo
Motto Translation: In his own defence.