local name derived from one of two expressions: "hill of a man called Ecca" or "estates associated with a man called Ecga". In the former case, the name was derived from the Old English personal name Ecca + dun, meaning hill or home. In the second case, the name was derived from the Old English personal name Ecga + tun, or dun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Egginton family
Bedfordshire at the parish of Leighton Buzzard CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) where one of the first records of the name appeared as Ekendon in 1195. The second possible origin of the name was in Derbyshire where the name was listed in the Domesday Book as Eghintune CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) and at that time was held by Geoffrey Alselin. It comprised over 200 acres of meadow, had a priest, a church and one mill. In Derbyshire, Eggington is a parish in the union of Burton-upon-Trent, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch. "This place, called Eghintune in Domesday Survey, is there described as having a church, a priest, a mill, and six farmers. William Fitz Ralph, founder of Dale Abbey, gave the manor to his nephew, William de Glendon, in exchange for Stanley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Egginton family
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Egginton Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Egginton family (pre 1700)
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Egginton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Egginton (post 1700)
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