The ancestors of the Deag family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Deag was a name given to a person who carried a dagger. The surname Deag originally derived from the Old French Dague
which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Deag family
The surname Deag was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Deag family
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Deag Spelling Variations
Deag has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Deag have been found, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Deag family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deag family to Ireland
Some of the Deag 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.
Migration of the Deag family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Deags to arrive on North American shores: 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..