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Dagg Name Meaning

English: perhaps from Old French dague ‘dagger’ or from Middle English dagge (a borrowing of dague) though the latter is recorded only with the senses ‘ornamental points or incisions on the edges of a garment’ and ‘shred tag or strip (as of cloth or leather)’. The name may have been given to one who wore dagged jagged garments or (if the name is of Anglo-Norman origin) to one who wore a dagger. Compare Daggett . Middle English Dagger is a later development of the same word. The surname was taken to southern Ireland in the 17th century. English: from either an Old French personal name Dague (ancient Germanic Dago ‘day’ or if ultimately of Celtic origin meaning ‘good’) or an Anglo-Norman personal name Dag(g) (a pet form of names in Dag- such as Dagobert). Compare Tagg . German: from a personal name based on Old High German tac ‘day’. See

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fagg, Page, Hagg, Wang, Tagg, Kage, Dax, Wagg, Day, Dang

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You can see how Dagg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dagg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dagg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 76 Dagg families living in Quebec. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dagg's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dagg families in 1911.
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What did your Dagg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dagg. 58% of Dagg men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Dagg women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dagg were Laborer and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Domestic
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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dagg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dagg in 1962 was 63, and 89 in 2004.

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