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Elegood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Elegood is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the ancient personal name Algod. In Old Danish, the name was Algot, while in Old Swedish, the name was Algut. Although the variant form Allgood appears to be a complimentary nickname, the surname Elegood is actually patronymic in origin.

Early Origins of the Elegood family

The surname Elegood was first found in the counties of Northumberland and Durham, although not of Boernician origin as were most of the families in that area. Originally found in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 by King William after his conquest of England in 1066, as Algod, the name gradually changed to Allgood.

Early History of the Elegood family

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Elegood Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Elegood has been spelled many different ways, including Allgood, Algod, Algood, Elgood, Ellgod and others.

Early Notables of the Elegood family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Elegood family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Elegoods to arrive in North America: John Allgood settled in Barbados in 1674; being one of the first settlers in North America. It is believed he later moved to the mainland.

The Elegood Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Age omne bonum
Motto Translation: Do all good.

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