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Degge 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 Degge originally derived from the Old French Dague which meant dagger.

Degge Early Origins



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

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Degge Spelling Variations


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Degge 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 Degge were recorded, including Dagg, Dagge, Dag, Dage, Degg, Deag, Deage and others.

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Degge Early History


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Degge Early History



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

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Degge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Degge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Degge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Degge In Ireland


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Degge In Ireland



Some of the Degge 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Degge family emigrate to 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Degge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Degge (post 1700)



  • William W. Degge, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Norfolk, Virginia, 1894-97

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Degge Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Degge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Degge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:01.

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