The name Dadge comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who carried a dagger. The surname Dadge originally derived from the Old French Dague
which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Dadge family
The surname Dadge was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Dadge family
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Dadge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dadge has undergone many spelling variations
, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Dadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dadge family to Ireland
Some of the Dadge family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dadge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dadge were among those contributors: Edward Dagg who settled in Nevis, Massachusetts in 1663; but many Daggs settled in Maryland in the same year. Thomas Daggs had settled in Virginia in 1635..