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Tagan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Tagan family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a deacon, an officer in the church. The occupation appears in the Old French as diacne, in Old English as diacon or deacon, and in Old English as deakne. Alternatively, the name could have been derived "from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of David.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early Origins of the Tagan family


The surname Tagan was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tagan family


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Tagan Spelling Variations


Tagan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Tagan have been found, including Deakin, Deacon, Deakan, Deakins, Dekne, Diakne and many more.

Early Notables of the Tagan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tagan family to Ireland


Some of the Tagan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tagan family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Tagans to arrive on North American shores:

Tagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Tagan, aged 40, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elke Tagan, aged 28, who landed in America from Biallistove, in 1898

Tagan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Tagan, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • John Tagan, aged 24, who landed in America from Bury, England, in 1910
  • John Paul Tagan, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Paul Tagan, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1919
  • William Tagan, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Tagan Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In utrumque utroque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.


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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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)


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