Egglestone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname is derived from a geographical locality as in 'of Egleton,' a chapelry in the parish of Oakham, Rutland and a township in the parish of Bishops Frome, Herefordshire. [1] [2] [3]

The Leicestershire local dates back to 1218, when it was known as Egoluestun. [4]

Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern Yorkshire bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.

Early Origins of the Egglestone family

The surname Egglestone was first found in Leicestershire where Robert de Egelton was listed as a Freeman in 1225. Simon de Egilton was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Huntingdonshire in 1255 as later in Cornwall, Roger de Egilton was listed there in 1297. [5]

Another source notes that in Rutland, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Simon de Egilton as holding lands there at that time. [1]

Thomas of Eccleston (fl. 1250), was a Franciscan monk who studied at Oxford, and entered the Franciscan order probably soon after its settlement in England. "His work, for which he was collecting materials for twenty-five years, is dedicated to Simon de Esseby; it gives a narrative of some thirty years of the settlement of the Franciscans in England, describing their work and their poverty with the vividness of an eye-witness. " [6]

Early History of the Egglestone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egglestone research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1581, 1603, 1623, 1610, 1623, 1659, 1743, 1659, 1677, 1679, 1688, 1697, 1712, 1731, 1737 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Egglestone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Egglestone Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Egglestone occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.

Early Notables of the Egglestone family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Ecclestone or Egglestone (fl. 1610 - 1623), an English actor in English Renaissance theatre, a member of Shakespeare's company the King's Men. Thomas Eccleston (1659-1743), Jesuit, only son of Henry Eccleston, Esq., of Eccleston Hall, Lancashire, by Eleanor, daughter of Robert Blundell, Esq., of Ince Blundell, was born in 1659. "He was educated in the college of St. Omer, and afterwards continued his studies for two years (1677-1679) in the English College at Rome. During the wars in Ireland, after the revolution of 1688, he held a captain's commission...
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Ireland Migration of the Egglestone family to Ireland

Some of the Egglestone 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 Egglestone migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Egglestone, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Egglestone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Egglestone, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [7]
Egglestone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Egglestone, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [7]
Egglestone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Egglestone, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Frederick Egglestone, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Workington, England, in 1908
  • Mary J. Egglestone, aged 38, who landed in America from Middlesboro, England, in 1908
  • Mary L. Egglestone, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Workington, England, in 1910
  • William Egglestone, aged 24, who landed in America from Workington, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Egglestone migration to Australia +

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

Egglestone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Egglestone (post 1700) +

  • Sarah Egglestone, American actress, known for her work on Blue Heelers (1994)
  • Patrick Egglestone (b. 1927), English former professional footballer who played from 1948 to 1956
  • Anne Egglestone, English actress, known for role in H.M.S. Pinafore (1973)
  • Sarah Egglestone (b. 1975), Australian member of the band A Touch of Class (ATC), an international pop group based in Germany
  • John Egglestone (1847-1912), Australian cricketer who played two first-class cricket matches for Victoria in 1869


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/exmouth


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