Eggearde is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name
Early Origins of the Eggearde family
The surname Eggearde 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 Eggearde family
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Eggearde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eggearde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Eggearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eggearde family to Ireland
Some of the Eggearde 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 Eggearde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eggearde were among those contributors: 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.