Stagg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stagg family

The surname Stagg was first found in Devon 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 Stagg family

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Stagg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stagg, Stagge, Staig, Stagg and others.

Early Notables of the Stagg family (pre 1700)

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Stagg Ranking

In the United States, the name Stagg is the 8,880th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Newfoundland, Canada, the name Stagg is ranked the 352nd most popular surname with an estimated 132 people with that name. [2]


United States Stagg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stagg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Stagg, who arrived in America in 1635 [3]
  • Fra Stagg, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [3]
  • Robert Stagg, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [3]
Stagg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ben Stagg who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
Stagg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Phillip Stagg, who settled in New York in 1822
  • John Roddam Stagg, who arrived in New York in 1843 [3]
  • Clara Stagg, who arrived in New York in 1845 [3]
  • A Stagg, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • Daniel Stagg, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865

Canada Stagg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stagg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Stagg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

Australia Stagg migration to Australia +

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

Stagg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Stagg, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. Mark Stagg, (b. 1810), aged 33, English quarryman who was convicted in Taunton, Somerset, England for 10 years for theft, transported aboard the "Cressy" on 28th April 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1892 [6]
  • Charles Stagg, English convict from Norwich, Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • John Stagg, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [8]
  • William Stagg, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Stagg 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:

Stagg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles Stagg, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Sarah Stagg, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Mr. Stagg, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [9]
  • Mrs. Stagg, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stagg (post 1700) +

  • Tom Stagg (b. 1923), U.S. district judge in the Western District of Louisiana
  • Hilary Stagg (1957-1999), American musician
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862-1965), American collegiate coach in multiple sports, primarily football
  • Thomas E. Stagg Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972 [10]
  • Peter Stagg, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1814-15 [10]
  • Mike Stagg, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 2003 [10]
  • John Stagg, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1780-84, 1785-86 [10]
  • Isaac Stagg, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1860 [10]
  • C. Tracey Stagg (1878-1939), American Republican politician, Law professor; Member of New York State Senate 41st District, 1935-39 [10]
  • John Stagg (1770-1823), English poet, known in Cumberland as the blind bard, born at Burg-by-Sands, near Carlisle, where his father, a tailor, possessed a small property
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Walter Frank Stagg (d. 1945), British Stoker 1st Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]
SS Newfoundland
  • Mr. George Stagg (b. 1891), Newfoundlander from Bonavista, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he survived


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st May 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/cressy
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html


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