Hedgellay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hedgellay family

The surname Hedgellay was first found in Cheshire at Edgerley, a civil parish and township in the parish of Alford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton. The first record of the surname was found in the year 1189 when Albert de Edgerdle held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Hedgellay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedgellay research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hedgellay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hedgellay 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 Hedgellay has undergone many spelling variations, including Edgerley, Edgelly, Edgely, Egerley, Egelly, Egely, Edgeley, Hedgely, Hedgerly and many more.

Early Notables of the Hedgellay family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hedgellay family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hedgellay were among those contributors: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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