The history of the Eggerd name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the ancient personal name
Early Origins of the Eggerd family
The surname Eggerd 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 Eggerd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggerd 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 Eggerd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eggerd Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eggerd family name include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.
Early Notables of the Eggerd 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 Eggerd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eggerd family to Ireland
Some of the Eggerd 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.
Migration of the Eggerd family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eggerd surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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