Bagger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Bagger comes from when its first bearer worked as a peddler who would travel buying and selling goods for profit. Another source claims the name was derived from the French word bagagier, or baggage-carrier. [1]

Early Origins of the Bagger family

The surname Bagger was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Bagger, who was listed on the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246 and later in Yorkshire in 1297. [2]

Important Dates for the Bagger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bagger research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1778 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Bagger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bagger Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bagger include Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.

Early Notables of the Bagger family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bagger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bagger migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bagger or a variant listed above:

Bagger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathias Bagger, who arrived in Jamaica in 1727 [3]
Bagger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • P Bagger, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1857 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
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