Anglo-Saxon name Beag come from its first bearer, who 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 Beag family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Beag family
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Beag Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Beag has been spelled many different ways, including Bagg, Bag, Bagge, Beag, Baigg, Baggey, Baggy and many more.
Early Notables of the Beag family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beag family to Ireland
Some of the Beag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Beag family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Beags to arrive in North America:
Beag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Beag 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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