Edgill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Edgill is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Edgill family

The surname Edgill 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 Edgill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgill research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Edgill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edgill Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Edgill were recorded, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.

Early Notables of the Edgill family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Edgill family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Edgill family emigrate to North America: William Edgell, who arrived in New England in 1720-1725; and Robert Etchells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1868



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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