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Begg was first used as a surname among the descendants of the ancient Scottish people known as the Picts. It was a name for a person who was small of stature or little deriving from the Gaelic word beag.

Begg Early Origins



The surname Begg was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Begg Spelling Variations


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Begg Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Begg has been spelled Begg, Beg, Begge, Beggs and others.

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Begg Early History


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Begg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Begg research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Begg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Begg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Begg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Begg In Ireland


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Begg In Ireland



Some of the Begg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Begg:

Begg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Begg who was recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • John Begg, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Begg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Miles Begg, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • Miles Begg arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Patrick Begg, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • William Begg settled in Charleston, South Carolina in 1767

Begg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes, Jane and Jessie Begg all of whom were listed as having arrived in Illinois in 1842
  • Agnes Begg, who landed in Illinois in 1842
  • Jessie Begg, who arrived in Illinois in 1842
  • Jane Begg, who landed in Illinois in 1843
  • William Begg who arrived in South Dakota in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Begg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Begg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • John Begg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Thomas Begg, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

Begg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Begg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Thomas W. Begg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Mary Begg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Agnes Begg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Anna Begg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Begg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Begg (post 1700)



  • James Thomas Begg (1877-1963), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1919-29; Candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1928
  • Alistair Begg (b. 1952), American (Scottish born) minister, known as the voice behind the "Truth for Life" Christian radio ministry
  • John "Jack" Begg (1866-1937), Scottish architect, who practiced in London, South Africa and India
  • Ferdinand Faithfull Begg FRSE (1847-1926), Scottish stockbroker and Unionist politician, Senior Partner of Faithfull Begg & Co Stockbrokers in London (1887-1913), Member of Parliament for Glasgow St Rollox (1895-1900)
  • Dame Margaret Anne Begg DBE (b. 1955), Scottish politician, Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South (1997-2015), the first permanent wheelchair user in the House of Commons since 1880
  • Rt. Rev. Ian Forbes Begg (b. 1910), Scottish Archbishop of Aberdeen and Orkney
  • James Begg (1808-1883), Scottish minister in the Free Church of Scotland
  • Simon "Si" Begg (b. 1972), British electronic dance music DJ, musician and record producer
  • Christopher Stephen Begg (b. 1979), Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher, member of the bronze medalist winning Team Canada in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Dame Heather Begg DNZM, OBE (1932-2009), New Zealand-born operatic mezzo-soprano
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Begg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Begg 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.

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