Enguadge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The clans of the Pictish people in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Enguadge. It was a name for a person with great strength. The surname Enguadge was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.
Early Origins of the Enguadge family
The surname Enguadge was first found in Fife, where one of the first records of the name was Serlo de Anegus who witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif in 1229. Other early records include: Eva de Anegos of the county of Forfare who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England when he briefly conquered Scotland; William de Anegus who was a Scottish prisoner taken at Dunbar Castle in 1297; and Edward de Anegous and Laurence of Angus who were Scottish prisoners taken in the capture of Stirling Castle in 1305. "Michael of Angous, a Scotsman, in 1358, 'was foremost at the last capture of the town of Berwick by the Scots, and leapt over the walls the night it was taken' " 
Important Dates for the Enguadge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enguadge research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1297, 1305, 1358, 1350, 1391 and 1955 are included under the topic Early Enguadge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Enguadge Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Enguadge has appeared Angus, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.
Early Notables of the Enguadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enguadge family to Ireland
Some of the Enguadge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Enguadge family
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Enguadge: William Angus who came to Norfolk, Virginia in 1774; Daniel, Robert, William and John who all arrived in New York in 1775; Robert Angus who settled in New York in 1776.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)