Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Egarte 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 Egarte family
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Egarte Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Egarte are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Egarte include: Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Egarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egarte family to Ireland
Some of the Egarte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Egarte family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Egarte or a variant listed above: 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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