Eggart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Eggart family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Eggart comes from the ancient personal name Eggar.

Early Origins of the Eggart family

The surname Eggart 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 Eggart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggart research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701, 1540, 1615, 1540 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Eggart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eggart Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eggart include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.

Early Notables of the Eggart family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Mabel Agard of Foston; and Étienne Agard de Champs (Dechamps) (1613-1701), a French Jesuit theologian and author. Arthur Agard or Agarde (1540-1615), was a distinguished antiquary and deputy-chamberlain in the Exchequer, was descended from an ancient Derbyshire family. He...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eggart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Eggart family to Ireland

Some of the Eggart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Eggart migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eggart or a variant listed above:

Eggart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Eggart, aged 25, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1855 [1]
  • Frederick and Jacob Eggart, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1803 and 1856

New Zealand Eggart migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eggart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Eggart, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Eggart (post 1700) +

  • Charles W. Eggart Jr., American politician and lawyer, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida in 1961


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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