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The name Egg is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.

Egg Early Origins



The surname Egg was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. The original Edge family probably lived on the side of a hill and were described by the Saxon word "ecg" which meant "edge." After the Norman invasion of England in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."

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Egg Spelling Variations


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Egg Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Egg has been spelled many different ways, including Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.

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Egg Early History


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Egg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egg research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Egg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Egg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Egg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Egg In Ireland


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Egg In Ireland



Some of the Egg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 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


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eggs to arrive in North America:

Egg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Egg, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Thomas Egg, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Egg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margreth Egg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Rodolph Egg, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Rudolf Egg, aged 19, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Rudolph Egg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Rudolph Egg arrived in Philadelphia in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Egg Historic Events


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Egg Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. W.H. Egg (d. 1912), aged 34, English Steward from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Egg Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Egg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Egg 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 19 February 2014 at 12:40.

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