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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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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