The Eggar family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edgar.
Baptismal names are a form of patronymic
surnames, which come from the vernacular
naming traditions. In this case, the bearer of the surname Eggar took his name from his father's given name, Edgar.
Early Origins of the Eggar family
The surname Eggar was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Eggar family
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Eggar 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 Eggar include Edgar, Edgair, Eger, Eager, Edzer and others.
Early Notables of the Eggar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eggar family to Ireland
Some of the Eggar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 170 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eggar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eggar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Eggar, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832