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 and religious 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
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
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.
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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
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