Jagger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jagger is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who tends draughthorses.

Early Origins of the Jagger family

The surname Jagger 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 Jagger family

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Jagger Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jagger include Jagger, Jaggers and others.

Early Notables of the Jagger family (pre 1700)

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Jagger Ranking

In the United States, the name Jagger is the 14,028th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Jagger migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Jagger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeremy Jagger, who settled in Wethersfield in 1637
  • James Jagger, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [2]
  • Jonathon Jagger, who settled in Stamford Conn. in 1673
Jagger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Jagger, who settled in New England in 1770
Jagger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William, Charles, George, John and Thomas Jagger, who settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Australia Jagger migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jagger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Jagger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • Mary Jagger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • Jim Jagger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • John Jagger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • Robert Jagger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Jagger migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jagger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J. A. Jagger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anazi" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Jagger (post 1700) +

  • Dean Jagger (1903-1991), Academy Award-winning and a Daytime Emmy Award winning American film actor
  • Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger (b. 1984), American model and actress
  • Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger (b. 1943), Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning English singer of the Rolling Stones
  • David Jagger (1891-1958), English painter
  • Mr. Jonathan David Jagger C.V.O., L.V.O., British Surgeon Oculist to The Queen, was appointed the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on 8th June 2018 [4]
  • Joseph Hobson Jagger (1830-1892), British engineer
  • Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934), British sculptor best known for his war memorials
  • Jagger Jesse Eaton (b. 2001), American professional skateboarder, he was formerly the youngest ever X Games competitor. In 2021, he won the first Olympic skateboarding medal, winning a bronze in the men's street competition in Tokyo, Japan


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1


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