Dage is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who carried a dagger. The surname Dage originally derived from the Old French Dague
which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Dage family
The surname Dage was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Dage family
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Dage Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Dage include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Dage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dage family to Ireland
Some of the Dage family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dage family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Dage were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Dage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Dage, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 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)