The surname Jaggers 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.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jaggers has been recorded under many different variations, including Jagger, Jaggers and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jaggers or a variant listed above:
Jaggers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
George N. Jaggers, aged 49, who arrived in America, in 1893
Mrs. George N. Jaggers, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1893
Jaggers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Homer Jaggers, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1918
Edward Jaggers, aged 29, who arrived in America from Birmingham, England, in 1920