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.
Early Origins of the Degge family
The surname Degge was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Degge family
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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.
Early Notables of the Degge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Degge family to Ireland
Some of the Degge family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Degge family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Degge (post 1700)
- William W. Degge, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Norfolk, Virginia, 1894-97 CITATION[CLOSE]
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