Wagg Family History
Wagg Name Meaning
English:: apparently a nickname from the Middle English verb waggen (Old English wagian) ‘to shake tremble stagger waver or vacillate’ or ‘to move (something) to and fro up and down (etc.)’. The name may be an elliptical form of longer nicknames involving this verb; see Waple and Wagstaff . Alternatively Wagge may have been a nickname with the sense ‘mischievous boy’ which is not recorded until the mid 16th century but was probably in colloquial use considerably earlier. topographic name from Middle English wagge ‘marsh quaking bog’ a word found only in placenames related to the verb waggen ‘to move or shake’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press