Dagg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Dagg is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who carried a dagger. The surname Dagg originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Dagg family
The surname Dagg was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dagg family
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Dagg Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dagg has appeared include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Dagg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dagg family to Ireland
Some of the Dagg 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.
Dagg migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dagg arrived in North America very early:
Dagg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Dagg who settled in Nevis, Massachusetts in 1663
Dagg migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Dagg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Dagg, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
Dagg migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Dagg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- R. E. Dagg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
- Mr. M. Dagg, American settler travelling from Honolulu aboard the ship "Dakota" arriving in Port Chalmers, South Island, New Zealand on 10th March 1873 
- Mr. Christopher Dagg, (b. 1857), aged 18, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 25th November 1875 
- Mr. John Dagg, (b. 1835), aged 48, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Trevelyan" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 30th December 1883 
- Mrs. Mary Dagg, (b. 1833), aged 50, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Trevelyan" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 30th December 1883 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dagg (post 1700) +
- Jim Dagg, American politician, Mayor of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Elected 2012 
- Archie Dagg (1899-1990), English shepherd and traditional fiddler, piper and composer from Northumberland
- Lyall Dagg, Canadian gold medalist curler at the 1964 World Curling Championships
- Israel Dagg (b. 1988), World Cup winning New Zealand Rugby union player
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