Edgewith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Edgewith begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Edgeworth, Gloucestershire, and/or at Edgworth in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Edgewith family

The surname Edgewith was first found in Edgworth, a township in the chapelry of Turton, in the hundred of Salford, Lancashire. It comprises 2960 acres of pasture and moor and dates back to 1212 when it was listed as Eggewrthe. The name probably means "enclosure on an edge or hillside" from the Old English "ecg" + "worth." [1] Edgeworth is a small village and civil parish in Gloucestershire that had only 149 inhabitants as of 1848. Edgeworth, later called Edgeware was a village in Middlesex that was the original homestead of Roger Edgeworth, the Elizabethan monk whose family emigrated to Ireland. [2]

Important Dates for the Edgewith family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgewith research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1583, 1646, 1583, 1593, 1619 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Edgewith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edgewith 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 Edgewith has undergone many spelling variations, including Edgeworth, Edgworth, Edgeware, Edgeworthe and others.

Early Notables of the Edgewith family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Edgewith family to Ireland

Some of the Edgewith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 162 words (12 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 Edgewith family

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 Edgewith were among those contributors: John Edgeworth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; followed by George and Robert Edgeworth in 1868.

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Burke, John Esq. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Landed Gentry; or Commoners of Great Britian and Ireland. London: Henry Colburn Publisher, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1837, Print.
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