The ancient name of Jagard finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who tends draughthorses.
Early Origins of the Jagard family
The surname Jagard was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jagard family
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Jagard Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jagard family name include Jagger, Jaggers and others.
Early Notables of the Jagard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jagard family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jagard surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Jagger settled in New England
in 1770; William, Charles, George, John and Thomas Jagger settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Jeremy Jagger settled in Wethersfield in 1637.