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Where did the English Edgett family come from? What is the English Edgett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Edgett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Edgett family history?

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edgett have been found, including Edget, Edgett, Egede, Egeott, Edgitt, Edgit, Egett and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1230 when Stephen Egede held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgett research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1490, 1540, 1674, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Edgett History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Edgett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edgett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Joel Edgett U.E. (b. 1761) born in New York, USA who settled in Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1841

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  • Isaac H. Edgett (1838-1917), Canadian-born, American civil servant and politician, Acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth (1911)
  • Colonel Charles Edgar Edgett (1883-1947), Canadian warden of the British Columbia Penitentiary (19291931), and Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department (19311933)


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  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Edgett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edgett 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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