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Etchel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Etchel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in one of the places named Edge-Hill in England. More often than not, Essex is the family's home county.


Early Origins of the Etchel family


The surname Etchel was first found in Essex where the family name was first referenced in the year 1278 when William and Richard Eggell held estates in that county. Other early records revealed that some of the family resided at Standerwick in Somerset.

"Standerwick Court, the seat of Admiral Harry Edgell, is a handsome mansion, in the grounds of which are the remains of an ancient encampment, supposed to have been the connecting station between Bath and Alfred's tower at Stourton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Edge-Hill is a chapelry, in the district parish of West Derby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, Lancashire.

In Staffordshire at Burntwood, "there are several neat and pleasant mansions, one of which is Edgehill or Edial Hall, a square brick building with a cupola and balustrades, celebrated as the house in which the eminent lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, opened an academy in 1736." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Edge-Hill, near Kington, Warwickshire was the scene of the memorable battle of that name, which occurred in 1642, between the Royal Army, commanded by the king in person, and the parliamentarian forces under the Earl of Essex. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Etchel family


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Etchel 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. Etchel has been spelled many different ways, including Edgell, Eggell, Edgle, Edgele, Edgelle, Edgill, Edghill and many more.

Early Notables of the Etchel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Etchel 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 Etchels to arrive in North America: William Edgell, who arrived in New England in 1720-1725; and Robert Etchells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Etchel (post 1700)



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    1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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