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
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Migration of the Dagg family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Dagg (post 1700)
- Jim Dagg, American politician, Mayor of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Elected 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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