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Where did the Scottish Taggert family come from? What is the Scottish Taggert family crest and coat of arms? When did the Taggert family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Taggert family history?The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Taggert family. The name Taggert is derived from priest. Although the marriage of clerics in minor orders was permitted, the marriage of priests was banned during the 12th century. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac-an-t-sagairt, which means son of the priest.
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Taggert has been spelled MacTaggart, MacTagart, MacIntaggart, MacTuggart, MacToggart, MacTaggert, MacTeggart, Taggart, Tagart, Tegart, Tegert, Teggert, Teggart, Intaggart, Tuggart and many more.
First found in Ross-shire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taggert research. Another 301 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1215, 1544 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Taggert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Taggert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Taggert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Taggert:
Taggert Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Taggert Settlers in the United States in the 19th 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: Ratione non vi
Motto Translation: By reason, not by force.
The Taggert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taggert 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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