Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Eggs surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived near a prominent cliff or ridge; on a hillside.
Early Origins of the Eggs family
The surname Eggs was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The original Edge family probably lived on the side of a hill and were described by the Saxon word "ecg" which meant "edge." After the Norman invasion
in 1066 the surname was usually spelled "Egge."
Early History of the Eggs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eggs research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Eggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eggs Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eggs include Edge, Edges, Egge, Eadge, Eadges, Egg, Eage, Egges, Eggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Eggs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eggs family to Ireland
Some of the Eggs family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 129 words (9 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 Eggs family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert Edge who settled in Boston in 1635; and Thomas Edge who brought his wife and family to Virginia in 1637.