Daggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Daggett comes from a name for a person who carried a dagger. The surname Daggett originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.

Early Origins of the Daggett family

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

Important Dates for the Daggett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daggett 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 Daggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Daggett Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Daggett include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.

Early Notables of the Daggett family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Daggett family to Ireland

Some of the Daggett 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.

Daggett migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Daggett or a variant listed above:

Daggett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Daggett, aged 21, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Thomas Daggett, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • John Daggett, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1642 [1]
  • Richard Daggett, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [1]
Daggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daggett, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • Henry Daggett, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • J B Daggett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • L Daggett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • L W Daggett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Daggett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Daggett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Daggett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Daggett (post 1700)

  • Aaron Simon Daggett, American last surviving Union General of the American Civil War when he died at the age of 100
  • Beverly C. Daggett (1945-2015), American politician, Member of the Maine Senate from the Augusta district (1996-2004)
  • Hallie Morse Daggett (1878-1964), the first woman hired as a fire lookout by the United States Forest Service
  • Jensen Daggett, American film and television actress
  • Naphtali Daggett (1727-1780), American academic and educator
  • Tim Daggett (b. 1962), American gymnast
  • David Daggett (1764-1851), U.S. senator, mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors, and a founder of the Yale Law School
  • Christopher Jarvis "Chris" Daggett (b. 1950), former American regional administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • William Daggett, American noted throat surgeon
  • C. E. Daggett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1928 [2]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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