Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Egarde family
Lancashire in the north of England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, but from about the 13th century moved south to Foston in Derbyshire, and Sudbury, in the same county.
Early History of the Egarde family
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Egarde Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Egarde family name include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Egarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egarde family to Ireland
Some of the Egarde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Egarde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Egarde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Agard was one of the earliest settlers in the New World, being recorded in Virginia in the year 1640; Adam Egart settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749.
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