The name Cleggett is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Cleggett family
The surname Cleggett 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. 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 Cleggett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleggett 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 Cleggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cleggett Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, 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. Cleggett has been spelled many different ways, including Clagett, Claggitt, Clegget, Cleggett, Cleygate, Claygate, Clackett, Claigate, Cleget, Claggett, Claggot and many more.
Early Notables of the Cleggett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cleggett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cleggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Cleggett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
- Michael Cleggett, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.