Wragg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wragg family

The surname Wragg was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Wragg family

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Wragg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wragg, Ragge, Wragge and others.

Early Notables of the Wragg family (pre 1700)

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United States Wragg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wragg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ben Wragg (or Ragg), who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Benjamin Wragg, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • William Wragg, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • William Wragg, who settled in Virginia in 1654
Wragg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Job, John, Josiah, and Thomas Wragg, who all, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Alfred Wragg, aged 24, who landed in America from Derbyshire, in 1892
Wragg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice Wragg, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Edwin D.G. Wragg, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Eliza Wragg, aged 55, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Frank Wragg, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Fred Wragg, aged 29, who landed in America from Beeston, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wragg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wragg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Wragg U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [2]

Australia Wragg migration to Australia +

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

Wragg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Wragg who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 4th August 1836, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

New Zealand Wragg 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:

Wragg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Wragg, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [4]
  • Mr. Harnet Wragg, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [4]
  • Mr. Phillip Wragg, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [4]
  • Marth Wragg, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Wragg (post 1700) +

  • Douglas Wragg (b. 1934), English professional footballer
  • Ernest Wragg, English founder of E. Wragg & Son, a pipe organ in Nottingham, active between 1894 and 1969
  • William Arthur "Willie" Wragg (1875-1904), English professional footballer who played from 1896 through 1905
  • Mrs. Ann Desson Wragg M.B.E., British recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [5]
  • Geoff Wragg (1930-2017), British Thoroughbred horse trainer who trained the champion horses Teenoso and Pentire, son of Harry Wragg
  • Sir Herbert Wragg (1880-1956), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Belper (1923-1929) and (1931-1945)
  • Kaye Michelle Wragg (b. 1973), British actress, best known for her television role as Sergeant Diane Noble in The Bill
  • Edward Conrad "Ted" Wragg (1938-2005), British educationalist and academic, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter from 1978 to 2003
  • Harry Wragg (1902-1985), British jockey and trainer, nicknamed "The Head Waiter" due to his "come from behind" riding style, he rode over 1,700 winners
  • Arthur Wragg (1903-1976), British illustrator
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • H. Wragg, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [6]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  6. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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