The Fagge surname is thought to come from Middle English word "fagge," in turn from the Old English "facg," which referred to a type of flat fish, and perhaps also a flat loaf; thus it has been suggested that the name may have been occupational
name for a fish seller or a baker.
Early Origins of the Fagge family
The surname Fagge was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1202 when Daniel and William Fagg held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Fagge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fagge research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1455, 1487, 1627, 1701, 1645, 1653, 1649, 1649, 1715, 1679, 1681, 1690, 1695, 1701, 1702, 1673, 1736, 1708 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Fagge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fagge Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Fagge include Fagg, Fag, Fagge, Vagg, Vag, Vagge and others.
Early Notables of the Fagge family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Fagg, 1st Baronet
(1627-1701), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Rye (1645 to 1653), he purchased the manor of Wiston, West Sussex
in 1649; Sir Robert Fagge... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fagge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fagge family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fagge or a variant listed above: Mary Fagg, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1697; Michael Fagg and Kenedy Fagg, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750; and Francis Fagg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1816..