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The generations and branches of the Edger family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Edger comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edgar. Baptismal names are a form of patronymic surnames, which come from the vernacular and religious naming traditions. In this case, the bearer of the surname Edger took his name from his father's given name, Edgar.

Edger Early Origins



The surname Edger was first found in Berwickshire 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.

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Edger Spelling Variations


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Edger 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 Edger include Edgar, Edgair, Eger, Eager, Edzer and others.

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Edger Early History


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Edger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edger research. Another 336 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Edger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edger In Ireland


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Edger In Ireland



Some of the Edger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Edger or a variant listed above:

Edger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Edger, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Mary Edger, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • John Edger, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • John Edger, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Edger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Edger, aged 40, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1892
  • Joseph Edger, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1892
  • WM. Edger, aged 8, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1892
  • Thomas Edger, aged 10, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1892

Edger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Edger, aged 30, who settled in America from Temple Sowerby West, in 1905
  • Alex Edger, aged 26, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Leavith Edger, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Wells Edger, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • Stanley Edger, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elisabeth Edger, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Edger Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ethel B. Edger, aged 31, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Edger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Edger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edger (post 1700)



  • Shields Edger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908
  • Edward Edger (1804-1863), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1843-44
  • Kate Milligan Evans née Edger (1857-1935), the first woman in New Zealand to gain a university degree, first woman in the British Empire to earn a BA

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Edger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edger 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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