Eggleston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eggleston family

The surname Eggleston was first found in Durham. Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern Yorkshire bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.

Early History of the Eggleston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggleston research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1581, 1603, 1623, 1610 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Eggleston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eggleston Spelling Variations

The name, Eggleston, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.

Early Notables of the Eggleston family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Eggleston family to Ireland

Some of the Eggleston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Eggleston migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Eggleston surname who came to North America were:

Eggleston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bigod Eggleston, who settled in New England in 1620
  • Bagot Eggleston, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1631 [1]
  • Bigot Eggleston, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1631 [1]
  • Arthur Eggleston, who arrived in Virginia in 1634 [1]
  • Richard Eggleston, aged 16, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Eggleston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G W Eggleston, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • W Eggleston, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eggleston (post 1700) +

  • Charles Richard Eggleston (1945-1968), American photographer with United Press International
  • George Cary Eggleston (1839-1911), American author
  • Benjamin Eggleston (1816-1888), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Joseph Eggleston (1754-1811), American planter, soldier, and politician
  • Rushad Eggleston (b. 1979), American contemporary improvisational cellist
  • Ralph Eggleston (b. 1965), American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer
  • Edward Eggleston (1837-1902), American historian and novelist
  • William Eggleston (b. 1939), American photographer
  • John William Eggleston (1886-1976), American Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Thomas "Tommy" Eggleston (1920-2004), English footballer and manager
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Eggleston +

  • 3112 Our Eggleston and Allied Families by Elsie Eggleston Kempton.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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