Eglestom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Eglestom family
The surname Eglestom 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 Eglestom family
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Eglestom Spelling Variations
Although the name, Eglestom, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
Early Notables of the Eglestom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eglestom family to Ireland
Some of the Eglestom 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.
Migration of the Eglestom family
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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Eglestom family name Eglestom, or who bore a variation of the surname were Richard Eggleston of London settled in Virginia in 1635 and was soon joined by the Eagletons who left Ireland. Bigod Eggleston who had already settled in New England in 1620.
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