The Vagge 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 Vagge family
The surname Vagge 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 Vagge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vagge 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 Vagge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vagge Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Vagge has been recorded under many different variations, including Fagg, Fag, Fagge, Vagg, Vag, Vagge and others.
Early Notables of the Vagge 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 Vagge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vagge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Vagge or a variant listed above: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Vagge (post 1700)
- Mario J. Vagge, American politician, Mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire, 1962 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html