Egleston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Egleston family

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

Important Dates for the Egleston family

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

Egleston Spelling Variations

Although the name, Egleston, 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 Egleston family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Egleston family to Ireland

Some of the Egleston 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.

Egleston 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Egleston family name Egleston, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Egleston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Egleston, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Egleston (post 1700)

  • Thomas Egleston (1832-1900), American engineer, founder of Columbia University's School of Mines and helped the future Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children
  • Brigadier-General Nathaniel Hillyer Egleston (1884-1981), American Commanding Officer 51st Cavalry Brigade (1933-1940) [2]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Nathaniel Egleston. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Egleston/Nathaniel_Hillyer/USA.html
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