Degg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Degg is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who carried a dagger. The surname Degg originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.

Early Origins of the Degg family

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

Important Dates for the Degg family

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

Degg Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Degg were recorded, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.

Early Notables of the Degg family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Degg family to Ireland

Some of the Degg 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.

Degg migration to Canada

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Degg family emigrate to North America:

Degg Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Carl Degg, aged 49, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Friedrika Degg, aged 6, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Jacob Degg, aged 16, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Degg, aged 4, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karl Degg, aged 13, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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