Bagge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Bagge family
The surname Bagge 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 Bagge family
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Bagge Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Bagge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bagge family to Ireland
Some of the Bagge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Bagge migration to the United States +
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 United States in the 17th Century
- Bent Bagge, who landed in New York in 1669 
Bagge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Bagge, who landed in Virginia in 1717 
- Edmund Bagge, who arrived in Virginia in 1734 
- Lorenz Bagge, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754 
- Traugott Bagge, who arrived in North Carolina in 1754 
- Benjamin Bagge, who arrived in North Carolina in 1754 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bagge (post 1700) +
- Peter Bagge (b. 1957), American two-time Harvey Award winning cartoonist, best-known for his comics Hate and Neat Stuff
- Theodore F. Bagge, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 14th District, 1875-77
- Jacob M. Bagge, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Stockholm, 1916
- Harry Bagge (1896-1967), English football defender and coach who played from 1919-1926, and coached from 1947-1951
- Richard Bagge (1810-1891), English cricketer
- Sir John Jeremy Picton Bagge (b. 1945), 7th Baronet of Stradsett Hall, Norfolk
- Sir John Alfred Picton Bagge (1914-1990), 6th Baronet of Stradsett Hall, Norfolk
- Sir John Picton Bagge CMG (1877-1967), 5th Baronet of Stradsett Hall, Norfolk
- Sir Alfred William Francis Bagge (1875-1939), 4th Baronet of Stradsett Hall, Norfolk
- Sir Alfred Thomas Bagge (1843-1916), 3rd Baronet of Stradsett Hall, Norfolk, Justice of the Peace for Norfolk
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The Bagge 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.
- ^ 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)