When Elizabeth Daggett was born about 1735, her father, Benjamin Doggett, was 35 and her mother, Margery Holmes, was 25. She married Samuel Wheldon on 3 November 1757, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): perhaps from an Old French personal name Daguet, a pet form of ancient Germanic Dago. Alternatively, from Old French daguet, a diminutive of dague ‘dagger’, for one who wore or threatened to use a dagger. Compare Dagg and Dagger .
History: John Daggett came from England to Watertown, MA, in 1630, and moved to Rehoboth, MA, in 1646. He was one of the original proprietors of Martha's Vineyard in 1642 and by 1651 had settled there permanently.
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