Eggarde is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from the ancient personal name
Early Origins of the Eggarde family
The surname Eggarde was first found in Lancashire
in the north of England
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, but from about the 13th century moved south to Foston in Derbyshire
, and Sudbury, in the same county.
Early History of the Eggarde family
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Eggarde Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Eggarde are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eggarde include: Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Eggarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eggarde family to Ireland
Some of the Eggarde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 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 Eggarde family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eggarde or a variant listed above: Edward Agard was one of the earliest settlers in the New World, being recorded in Virginia in the year 1640; Adam Egart settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749.