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The name Eginton is a 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Eginton Early Origins



The surname Eginton was first found in Bedfordshire at the parish of Leighton Buzzard [2]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 [3]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." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Eginton Spelling Variations


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Eginton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eginton include Egginton, Eginton and others.

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Eginton Early History


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Eginton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eginton research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1012, 1831 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Eginton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eginton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eginton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eginton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eginton or a variant listed above:

Eginton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Stella Eginton, aged 20, destined for Coney Island, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-XXQ : 6 December 2014), Stella Eginton, 31 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maud Eginton, aged 45, destined for Coney Island, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-XX3 : 6 December 2014), Maud Eginton, 31 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Eginton, aged 30, originally from Oldcastle, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z8-7M6 : 6 December 2014), Mary Eginton, 03 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margaret Eginton, aged 35, originally from Oldcastle, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z8-7MD : 6 December 2014), Margaret Eginton, 03 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eginton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eginton (post 1700)



  • Warren William Eginton (b. 1924), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (19791992)
  • Francis Eginton (1775-1823), English engrave, nephew of Francis Eginton
  • Francis Eginton (1737-1805), English glass painter for cathedrals, churches, chapels and stately homes

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-XXQ : 6 December 2014), Stella Eginton, 31 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q1-XX3 : 6 December 2014), Maud Eginton, 31 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z8-7M6 : 6 December 2014), Mary Eginton, 03 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z8-7MD : 6 December 2014), Margaret Eginton, 03 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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