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Ragon Early Origins



The surname Ragon was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.

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Ragon Spelling Variations


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Ragon 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 Ragon family name include Ragon, Ragen, Rakon, Ragan and others.

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Ragon Early History


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Ragon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ragon research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ragon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ragon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ragon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ragon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Ragon surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Ragon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Ragon, who came to New York, NY in 1838
  • William Ragon, who was naturalized in Arkansas in 1884
  • William Ragon, who landed in Arkansas in 1884

Ragon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Ragon, who arrived in Quebec in 1643

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ragon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ragon (post 1700)



  • Phillip Terrence "Terry" Ragon, American entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded InterSystems
  • Hiram Heartsill Ragon (1917-1975), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944
  • H. Heartsill Ragon (1885-1940), American Democrat politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1911-13; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1923-33; Resigned 1933
  • Heartsill Ragon (1885-1940), American politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas
  • Charles Ragon (1833-1914), Polytechnician and a French artillery colonel

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Ragon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ragon 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 August 2016 at 13:43.

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