Early Origins of the Egelestum family
The surname Egelestum was first found in Durham
. Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern Yorkshire
bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.
Early History of the Egelestum family
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Egelestum Spelling Variations
Although the name, Egelestum, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Egelestum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Egelestum family to Ireland
Some of the Egelestum family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Egelestum family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Egelestum family name Egelestum, or who bore a variation of the surname were Richard Eggleston of London settled in Virginia in 1635 and was soon joined by the Eagletons who left Ireland
. Bigod Eggleston who had already settled in New England