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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.

Dagg Early Origins



The surname Dagg was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dagg Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dagg Early History


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Dagg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dagg research. Another 271 words (19 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.

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Dagg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dagg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dagg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dagg In Ireland


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Dagg In Ireland



Some of the Dagg 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Dagg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. E. Dagg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dagg (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Dagg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dagg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 11:00.

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