Edgewithay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Edgewithay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Edgeworth, Gloucestershire, and/or at Edgworth in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Edgewithay family
The surname Edgewithay 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."  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. 
Important Dates for the Edgewithay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgewithay 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 Edgewithay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edgewithay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Edgewithay include Edgeworth, Edgworth, Edgeware, Edgeworthe and others.
Early Notables of the Edgewithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgewithay family to Ireland
Some of the Edgewithay 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 Edgewithay family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Edgeworth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1786; followed by George and Robert Edgeworth in 1868.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ 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.