Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.
Early Origins of the Elger family
Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Elger family
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Elger Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Elger has appeared include Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.
Early Notables of the Elger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elger family to Ireland
Some of the Elger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elger family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Elger arrived in North America very early:
Elger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Elger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Elger (post 1700)
The Elger 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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