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Where did the English Bagge family come from? What is the English Bagge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bagge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bagge family history?The earliest origins of the Bagge surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who was a peddler, or great traveler. It denotes one who on his travels carried a bag, a pack or a bundle.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bagge are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bagge include: Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bagge research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1600, 1625, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Bagge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bagge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bagge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bagge or a variant listed above:
Bagge Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bagge Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
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: Spes est in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.
The Bagge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bagge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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