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EDGE Family HistoryRecorded as Edge, the dininutives Egget and Eggit, and the patronymic Edgeson and Edgson, this is an English surname. It was originally habitational and found with the prefixes atte as in William atte Egge recorded in the Worcester Rolls of 1327, or the frenchified 'del' as in Henry del Egge recorded in 1221 in the reign of KIng Henry 111rd (1216 - 1272). The derivation was from the pre 7th Century word 'ecg' meaning one who dwelt on a steep hill although in the case of John sub Egge, recorded in the City Rolls for Sheffield in 1290, the reverse must have applied...
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