Baggie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Baggie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Baggie was a name used 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 Baggie family
The surname Baggie 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 Baggie family
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Baggie Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Baggie include Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baggie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baggie family to Ireland
Some of the Baggie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baggie family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Baggie were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Bert Bagg settled in New York State in 1664.
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The Baggie 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.