Anglo-Saxon name Egearde comes from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Egearde 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 Egearde family
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Egearde Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Egearde has appeared include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Egearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egearde family to Ireland
Some of the Egearde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Egearde family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Egearde arrived in North America very early: 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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