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
from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dagg research.Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1230, 1527, 1550, 1528, 1612, 1703 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Dagg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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.
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 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 Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- R. E. Dagg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864