Eggarte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Eggarte originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.
Early Origins of the Eggarte family
The surname Eggarte 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 Eggarte family
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Eggarte Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eggarte has appeared include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Eggarte 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...
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Migration of the Eggarte family to Ireland
Some of the Eggarte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eggarte family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eggarte arrived in North America very early: 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.
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