Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who carried a dagger. The surname Dagget originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Dagget family
Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dagget family
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Dagget Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dagget include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Dagget family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dagget family to Ireland
Some of the Dagget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dagget family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Dagg who settled in Nevis, Massachusetts in 1663; but many Daggs settled in Maryland in the same year. Thomas Daggs had settled in Virginia in 1635..
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