Anglo-Saxon name Clagett come from when the family resided in the village of Clegett or Clegett Hall, in the parish of Rochdale, Kent. The surname is derived from the Old Norse word which means a haystack-shaped hill. The surname also has an occupational origin, which means that it is derived form the trade or profession of the original bearer. The name was also given to those who worked as bellringers.
Early Origins of the Clagett family
Kent, at Claygate Cross, a hamlet in the Sevenoaks District. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Claygate, a village in Surrey that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Claigate, a manor of the village Thames Ditton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) The main manor of the village was held by Westminster Abbey.
Early History of the Clagett family
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Clagett Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Clagett has been recorded under many different variations, including Clagett, Claggitt, Clegget, Cleggett, Cleygate, Claygate, Clackett, Claigate, Cleget, Claggett, Claggot and many more.
Early Notables of the Clagett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clagett family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Clagett or a variant listed above:
Clagett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Clagett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Clagett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Clagett (post 1700)
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