Baggay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Baggay is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was a peddler, or great traveler. It denotes one who on his travels carried a bag, a pack or a bundle.
Early Origins of the Baggay family
The surname Baggay was first found in Norfolk, at Gaywood, a parish, in the union and hundred of Freebridge-Lynn. "Gaywood Hall, the seat of Richard Bagge, Esq., occupies the site of a palace erected by John Grey, Bishop of Norwich; and part of the moat by which the old building was surrounded is still remaining." 
Early History of the Baggay family
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Baggay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Baggay have been found, including Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baggay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baggay family to Ireland
Some of the Baggay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baggay family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Baggay surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Bert Bagg settled in New York State in 1664.
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The Baggay Motto +
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.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.