The origins of the Deage surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who carried a dagger. The surname Deage originally derived from the Old French Dague
which meant dagger.
Early Origins of the Deage family
The surname Deage was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Deage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deage research.Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1230, 1527, 1550, 1528, 1612, 1703 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Deage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deage Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Deage has been spelled many different ways, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.
Early Notables of the Deage family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Deage family to Ireland
Some of the Deage 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 Deage family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Deages to arrive in North America: 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..