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The rich and ancient history of the Egeard family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the ancient personal name Eggar.

Egeard Early Origins



The surname Egeard was first found in 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.

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Egeard Spelling Variations


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Egeard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Egeard have been found, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.

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Egeard Early History


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Egeard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egeard research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Egeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egeard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Egeard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Egeard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egeard In Ireland


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Egeard In Ireland



Some of the Egeard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Egeard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Egeard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Egeard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2013 at 18:24.

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