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Wagg Early Origins



The surname Wagg was first found in Somerset 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 1327 when William and John Wegg held estates in that shire.

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Wagg Spelling Variations


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Wagg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wegg, Wege, Wedge, Wegge, Wagg, Wagge and others.

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Wagg Early History


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Wagg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagg research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wagg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wagg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wagg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wagg 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wagg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Wagg, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Wagg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wagg, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Wagg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Wagg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wagg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Phoebe Wagg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Martha Wagg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Sarah Wagg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagg (post 1700)



  • Maurice Wagg (1840-1926), English-born, American Civil War Navy-man who helped survivors from the USS Monitor for which he received the Medal of Honor
  • Graham Grant Wagg (b. 1983), English cricketer
  • Jimmy Wagg, British BBC radio Saturday presenter for Manchester Sports
  • Lynette Wagg (b. 1939), Australian sprint canoer at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Motto


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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: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of No Wrong.


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Wagg Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Wagg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagg 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 25 July 2016 at 18:08.

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