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Claggett is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Claggett family once lived 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.

Claggett Early Origins



The surname Claggett was first found in 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. [1]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.

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Claggett Spelling Variations


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Claggett Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Claggett family name include Clagett, Claggitt, Clegget, Cleggett, Cleygate, Claygate, Clackett, Claigate, Cleget, Claggett, Claggot and many more.

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Claggett Early History


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Claggett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claggett research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1215, 1317, 1660, 1716, 1721, 1756, 1646 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Claggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Claggett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Claggett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Claggett Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Claggett surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Claggett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Claggett, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Claggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wyseman Claggett, who arrived in New England in 1758

Claggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Claggett, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Claggett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Romona Claggett, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Grace Claggett, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Ray M Claggett, aged 46, who emigrated to America from Louisville, in 1913
  • Chas. E Claggett, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Thomas Anderson Claggett, aged 45, who settled in St. Joseph. Montana, in 1919

Claggett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Rate Emerson Claggett, aged 26, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name Claggett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Claggett (post 1700)



  • Anthony Claggett (b. 1984), American relief pitcher for the New York Yankees

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Claggett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claggett 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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