Agg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Agg reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Agg family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Agg family lived in Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Agg family

The surname Agg was first found in Auge, as De Augo from Crevecoeur, Calvados, in Normandy. The family were bailiffs of the town of Auge. Henry, Duke of Normandy issued a writ insisting that the men of their ilk would not be allowed to attend the fair at Crevecoeur.

Early History of the Agg family

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Agg Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Agg, Agge, Aug, Auge and others.

Early Notables of the Agg family (pre 1700)

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United States Agg migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Agg name or one of its variants:

Agg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Agg, who settled in Virginia in the year 1654, one of our earliest landed families
  • William Agg, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Agg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Agg, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]
  • John Agg who arrived at Philadelphia in 1818
  • William Agg, who arrived in New York in 1869

Contemporary Notables of the name Agg (post 1700) +

  • Peter Agg, British entrepreneur, owner of Trojan-Tauranac Racing and Lambretta Trojan Group which produced 200 McLarens during ten years of the 1970s

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook