Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Daggott was a name used for a person who carried a dagger. The surname Daggott originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Daggott family
Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Daggott family
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Daggott Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Daggott include Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Daggott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daggott family to Ireland
Some of the Daggott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Daggott family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Daggott were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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