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Elgar is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Elgar Early Origins



The surname Elgar was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Elgar Spelling Variations


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Elgar Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Elgar are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Elgar include: Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

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Elgar Early History


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Elgar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elgar research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Elgar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elgar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elgar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elgar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elgar In Ireland


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Elgar In Ireland



Some of the Elgar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Elgar or a variant listed above:

Elgar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Elgar, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1720
  • Francis Elgar settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Bishop Elgar, who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • Fra Elgar, who landed in Georgia in 1739
  • Mary and William Elgar landed in America in 1764

Elgar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Elgar, who arrived in New York in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elgar (post 1700)



  • Charles Anthony "Charlie" Elgar (1879-1973), American jazz bandleader
  • Sir Edward William Elgar OM, GCVO (1857-1934), one of the great English orchestral composers, who wrote the popular "Pomp and Circumstance" marches, Cello Concerto and many more
  • Avril Elgar (b. 1932), English stage, radio and television actress
  • Caroline Alice Elgar (1848-1920), Lady Elgar, born Caroline Alice Roberts, an English author of verse and prose fiction, wife of the composer Edward Elgar
  • Michael Maximino "Mike" C. Elgar (b. 1976), Filipino musician, lead guitarist of Rivermaya
  • Dean Elgar (b. 1987), South African cricketer

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Motto


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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: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Elgar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elgar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 November 2015 at 11:53.

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