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Dagger Early Origins



The surname Dagger was first found in Cumberland at Dacre, a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward. The village dates back to c. 1125 when it was first listed as Dacor and was so named from the stream called Dacre Beck, a Celtic river-name meaning "the tircking one." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"A monastery existed here in the time of Bede; and at this place Constantine, King of Scotland, and Eugenius, King of Cumberland, placed themselves and their dominions under the authority of Athelstan. Dacre Castle was long the residence of an ancient and noble family of that name: the main body of it, consisting principally of four towers, of excellent workmanship, remains in a very perfect state." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Dacre is also a township in North Yorkshire but is significantly smaller. However, the chapelry of Skelmersdale in Lancashire was also an ancient homestead of this distinguished family. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, this place was held by Uctred; and William Dacre subsequently held the manor under Thomas, Earl of Lancaster." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
" The manor [of Fishwick, Lancashire] was in the possession of the Dacre family in the reign of Edward I." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dagger Spelling Variations


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Dagger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dacre, Dacker, Daker, Dakers, Dacres, Dakre and others.

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Dagger Early History


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Dagger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dagger research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1272, 1278, 1307, 1321, 1290, 1339, 1319, 1361, 1321, 1375, 1335, 1383, 1357, 1398, 1386, 1458, 1485, 1464, 1525, 1485, 1497, 1563, 1526, 1566, 1587, 1668, 1609 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Dagger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dagger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dagger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre (c. 1290-1339); William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre (1319-1361); Ralph Dacre, 3rd Baron Dacre (1321-1375); Hugh Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre (1335-1383); William Dacre, 5th Baron Dacre (1357-1398); Thomas Dacre, 6th Baron Dacre (1386-1458); Humphrey Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre (d...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dagger Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dagger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Dagger, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1665
  • Elias Dagger, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Isaac Dagger, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Dagger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Dagger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Dagger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Margaret Dagger, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Richard Dagger, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Timothy Dagger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Forte en loyalte
Motto Translation: Strong in loyalty.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Dagger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dagger 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.

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