Baggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Baggins is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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 Baggins family
The surname Baggins 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 Baggins family
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Baggins Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Baggins were recorded, including Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baggins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baggins family to Ireland
Some of the Baggins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baggins family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Baggins family emigrate to North America: Bert Bagg settled in New York State in 1664.
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The Baggins 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.