The surname Egmont was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Egmont family
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Egmont Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Egmont have been found, including Egremond, Egremont, Egmont and others.
Early Notables of the Egmont family (pre 1700)
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Egmont, or a variant listed above:
Egmont Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cornelis Sergerse Egmont, who settled in Albany, NY in 1643
Alfred Egmont Hake (1849-1916), English author and social thinker
Egmont Arens (1889-1966), American publisher of literature and art, and an industrial designer, one time owner of the Washington Square Book Shop, Greenwich Village, New York City, a popular destination in the 1920s
Brigadier-General Egmont Francis Koenig (1892-1972), American Commanding General of US Base Sections United Kingdom, Normandy & English Channel (1945) 
Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 51 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Egmont C. von Tresckow, American politician, U.S. Consul in Arica, 1924-26; Berlin, 1929; Rotterdam, 1932