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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. Each as in peach us as in bus  [key]
Other Forms FormsEtches, Edge, Edgoose, Edcus, Etcus

Meaning & History

Name is said to have originated in Cheshire and Lancashire. A variant of Etches, possibly a variant of Edge , with post-medieval excrescent -s and devoicing of the consonant, or an altered pronunciation of the nickname Edgoose (Middle English Edcus, early modern English Etcus). However, there is no clear evidence for either hypothesis.

The earliest record of this surname is in Church Minshull, Cheshire, England, in 1566, when John, a son of Thomas Eachus, was baptized. Peter Eachus married Margaret Pownall in Church Minshull on 21 April 1594.
Added 6/25/2023 by citizenfaye