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Claggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Claggett family


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.

Early History of the Claggett family


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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.

Early Notables of the Claggett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Claggett family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Claggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wyseman Claggett, who arrived in New England in 1758 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

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


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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