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The history of the Egarr name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Early Origins of the Egarr family


The surname Egarr was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Egarr family

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Early History of the Egarr family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egarr research.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Egarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egarr Spelling Variations

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Egarr Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Egarr family name include Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

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Early Notables of the Egarr family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Egarr family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Egarr family to Ireland

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Migration of the Egarr family to Ireland


Some of the Egarr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Egarr family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Egarr 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 Egarr surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Agar who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; William Eaches settled in Virginia in 1626; Edward Agar settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by Benjamin in 1774.

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The Egarr Motto

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The Egarr Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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