Egerly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Egerly family

The surname Egerly was first found in Cheshire at Edgerley, a civil parish and township in the parish of Alford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton. The first record of the surname was found in the year 1189 when Albert de Edgerdle held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Egerly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egerly research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Egerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Egerly Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Egerly include Edgerley, Edgelly, Edgely, Egerley, Egelly, Egely, Edgeley, Hedgely, Hedgerly and many more.

Early Notables of the Egerly family (pre 1700)

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Egerly migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Egerly were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Egerly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G A Egerly, who landed in Texas in 1868 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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