Eggington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Eggington family

The surname Eggington was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Eglinton Castle was a large Gothic castellated mansion in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Built before 1528, it was the ancient family seat of the Earls of Eglinton. Unfortunately, over the years, it fell into ruin and was abandoned in 1925. One tower survives today.

Important Dates for the Eggington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggington research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1205 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Eggington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eggington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eglinton, Eglington, Egglinton and others.

Early Notables of the Eggington family (pre 1700)

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Eggington migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eggington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Eggington, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [1]
  • Robert Eggington, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [1]
  • Elizabeth King Eggington, aged 28, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [1]
  • William King Eggington, aged 8, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [1]
  • Jane Eggington, aged 1, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851 [1]

Eggington 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:

Eggington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Eggington, aged 35, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Ann Eggington, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Staphen Eggington, aged 16, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Eggington, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • William Eggington, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Ascendant.htm
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