Show ContentsJaggers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jaggers finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who tends draughthorses.

Early Origins of the Jaggers family

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.

Early History of the Jaggers family

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Jaggers Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Jaggers family

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Jaggers Ranking

In the United States, the name Jaggers is the 8,287th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Jaggers migration to the United States +

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Jaggers (post 1700) +

  • Bobby Jaggers (b. 1948), American retired professional wrestler
  • Stanley Jaggers (b. 1889), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1936, 1948; Chair of Larue County Republican Party, 1940-50 [2]
  • Mrs. Miranda Jane Jaggers B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the River Thames Boat Project [3]
  • Amy Crossley Jaggers (1908-1993), British Olympic gymnast
  • John Jaggers (1872-1942), British trade unionist and Labour Party politician
  • Samuel Thornton Jaggers (1904-1964), Welsh cricketer

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Eric Jaggers (b. 1919), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking [4]

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  3. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  4. H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook