Anglo-Saxon name Edgeson comes from when the family resided near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Edgeson family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The original Edge family probably lived on the side of a hill and were described by the Saxon word "ecg" which meant "edge." After the Norman invasion of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."
Early History of the Edgeson family
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Edgeson Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Edgeson has been recorded under many different variations, including Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgeson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgeson family to Ireland
Some of the Edgeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Edgeson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Edgeson or a variant listed above: Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635; and Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637.
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