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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Baggs. It was 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.

Baggs Early Origins



The surname Baggs 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Baggs Spelling Variations


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Baggs Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Baggs has appeared include Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.

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Baggs Early History


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Baggs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baggs research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1625, 1800, 1600 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Baggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Baggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baggs In Ireland


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Baggs In Ireland



Some of the Baggs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Baggs arrived in North America very early:

Baggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Baggs, who arrived in South Carolina in 1832

Baggs Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Captain Baggs who sailed from Poole, Dorset and settled at Broad Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. He was a descendant of the famous Lady Mary Banks of Corfe Castle in Dorset who defended her castle so valiantly against Cromwell in 1640. William's sons, William and Joseph, moved to Spaniard's Bay. There is a Bagg Cove, Bagg Head, Bagg Pond, Baggs Head, Baggs Hill and Baggs Island in Newfoundland

Baggs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur H. Baggs, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baggs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baggs (post 1700)



  • Arthur Eugene Baggs (1886-1947), American chemist and potter
  • Amanda Baggs (b. 1980), American autism rights activist
  • William Calhoun "Bill" Baggs, American editor of The Miami News from 1957 until his death in 1969
  • Stevie Baggs (b. 1981), American-born, Canadian football defensive end
  • Richard Baggs (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Charles Michael Baggs (1806-1845), English Roman Catholic bishop, controversialist, scholar and antiquary
  • Stuart Baggs (1988-2015), Manx businessman and reality television contestant (The Apprentice)

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Baggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baggs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 April 2016 at 09:59.

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