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The generations and branches of the Jugg family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Jugg comes from the names Judd and Jutt, which are pet forms of the personal name Jordan. These names are derived from Jurd, a common abbreviation of Jordan, and feature the common interchange of voiced and voiceless final consonants.
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 Jugg include Judd, Judson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jugg research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1204 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Jugg History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jugg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Jugg or a variant listed above:
Jugg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Jugg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jugg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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