Edgar

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Kathleen Annie Edgar (1915-2010) with her parents Percy (1889-1955) and Mary Catherine, nee Thomas

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Origins of surname

This English family name originated in the early 13th century from the earlier personal name Eadgar, composed of the elements "ead" meaning 'prosperity', 'fortune", plus "gar", 'spear'. The personal name is found in Middle English in various forms, for example Edgar, Adger and Agar.

Perhaps the original Eadgar prospered because of his skilful use of a spear!

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey registers towards the end of the first half of the 19th century, but it would be another 20 years before the first male birth was registered.

Variants

  • Edgar
  • Eager
  • Eagger
  • Egar
  • Egarr
  • Eger
  • Agar

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Edgar family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Charles Edgar, St Helier - 7 September 1909, D/Y/A/68
  • Janet Edgar of 1 Boulevard Avenue, St Aubin's Road, widow - 16 May 1900, D/Y/A/59
  • John Edgar of Fulwood, Lancaster, Barracks purveyor - 30 December 1884, D/Y/A/44

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