Show ContentsEdghill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Edghill name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the places named Edge-Hill in England. More often than not, Essex is the family's home county.

Early Origins of the Edghill family

The surname Edghill was first found in Essex where the family name was first referenced in the year 1278 when William and Richard Eggell held estates in that county. Other early records revealed that some of the family resided at Standerwick in Somerset.

"Standerwick Court, the seat of Admiral Harry Edgell, is a handsome mansion, in the grounds of which are the remains of an ancient encampment, supposed to have been the connecting station between Bath and Alfred's tower at Stourton." [1]

Edge-Hill is a chapelry, in the district parish of West Derby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, Lancashire.

In Staffordshire at Burntwood, "there are several neat and pleasant mansions, one of which is Edgehill or Edial Hall, a square brick building with a cupola and balustrades, celebrated as the house in which the eminent lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, opened an academy in 1736." [1]

Edge-Hill, near Kington, Warwickshire was the scene of the memorable battle of that name, which occurred in 1642, between the Royal Army, commanded by the king in person, and the parliamentarian forces under the Earl of Essex. [1]

Early History of the Edghill family

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Edghill 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 Edghill has undergone many spelling variations, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.

Early Notables of the Edghill family

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United States Edghill migration to the United States +

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 Edghill were among those contributors:

Edghill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Edghill, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
Edghill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Edghill, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [2]
Edghill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John A. Edghill, aged 12, who landed in America from Barbados, in 1903
  • Lilias R. Edghill, aged 43, who settled in America from Barbados, in 1903
  • Lydia Edghill, aged 50, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Annie Matilda Edghill, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Doris Edghill, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Edghill (post 1700) +

  • Rosemary Edghill (b. 1956), pseudonym of an American writer and editor
  • Richard Edghill (b. 1974), English footballer
  • Ernest Arthur Edghill (1879-1912), Anglican priest and theological writer
  • Ella Mary Edghill M.A. (b. 1881), British translator
  • John Cox Edghill DD (1835-1917), British Anglican priest, senior chaplain at Aldershot (1861)

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook