Dages History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Dages 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 Dages originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Dages family
The surname Dages was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dages family
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Dages 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 Dages include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Dages family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dages family to Ireland
Some of the Dages family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dages migration to the United States +
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 Dages were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Dages Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joseph Dages, who landed in Maryland in 1671 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dages (post 1700) +
- Rebecca Ranich Dages, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 
- Nathalie Dages, French production manager, best known for her work on Like an Image (2004) and The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html