Early Origins of the Edgley family
The surname Edgley 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Edgley family
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Edgley Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Edgley has been spelled many different ways, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Edgley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Edgley, aged 27, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
Contemporary Notables of the name Edgley (post 1700)
- Richard Crockett Edgley (b. 1936), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1992-)
- Leslie Edgley (1912-2002), American mystery fiction writer
- Gigi Edgley (b. 1977), Australian actress and recording artist, best known for her role as Chiana on the series Farscape