The Vag surname is thought to come from Middle English word "fagge," in turn from the Old English "facg," which referred to a type of flat fish, and perhaps also a flat loaf; thus it has been suggested that the name may have been occupational
name for a fish seller or a baker.
Early Origins of the Vag family
The surname Vag was first found in Kent
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 year 1202 when Daniel and William Fagg held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Vag family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vag research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1455, 1487, 1627, 1701, 1645, 1653, 1649, 1649, 1715, 1679, 1681, 1690, 1695, 1701, 1702, 1673, 1736, 1708 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Vag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vag Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Vag include Fagg, Fag, Fagge, Vagg, Vag, Vagge and others.
Early Notables of the Vag family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Fagg, 1st Baronet
(1627-1701), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Rye (1645 to 1653), he purchased the manor of Wiston, West Sussex
in 1649; Sir Robert Fagge... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vag family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mary Fagg, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1697; Michael Fagg and Kenedy Fagg, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750; and Francis Fagg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1816..