Etches History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Etches is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.
Early Origins of the Etches family
The surname Etches was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Etches family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etches research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Etches History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Etches Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Etches has undergone many spelling variations, including Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.
Early Notables of the Etches family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Etches family to Ireland
Some of the Etches family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Etches migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Etches Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Etches (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Etches family +
- Mr. Henry Samuel Etches, aged 41, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 5 
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The Etches 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.