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Updated Apr 16, 2015

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Staggs Surname History

The Staggs family can be traced to many states within the United States of America and in more than twenty other countries arould the world. There are large groups of Staggs family members found in Texas, Arkansas, Montana, California, and throughout the southern United States.  Tracing the roots of the Staggs family further back than their presence in the United States is a challenge.

This Staggs origins and history page contains the contributed history of the Staggs family name made up of user-submitted content from other AncientFaces users. Staggs family history has rich origins whose details are beginning to be understood by Staggs family members. One family researcher (whose information is shown below) can trace the Staggs family throughout the United States and one branch of the Staggs family may have Native American heritage. This researcher has found that some members of the family feel that those Native American roots may be responsible for the surnames Staggs.  However, the Staggs surname can also be found in Europe and Great Britain so there is more research to be done.

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Staggs Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

So far, the Staggs family can be traced to the southern parts of the United States, however the name has also been found in the United Kingdom and many other countries.   the staggs have a long history in the stories coming from Native American indian tribes in these stories the name chief big Thunder comes up as being in the staggs blood line but little is known about his offspring other than his daughter married a white man which caused great division in the family. Other stories also  link the staggs name to huntsman in england who were great hunters therefore the name stag for they were quiet as a stag while in the woods hunting 

Staggs Meaning & Etymology

Many people say that the name Staggs was a Native American name refering to deer, others say that it comes from  a band of hunters with the title "Stagg".  It has also been found that a Cherokee by the name of Big Thunder is in the blood line of the Staggs family. This was researched by a Staggs who also had DNA testing. The test showed that he was 1/4 Native American so it has always been said the Staggs are of a Native American Blood Line.

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Famous People named Staggs

  • Amos Alonzo Stagg Born: 16-Aug-1862 Birthplace: West Orange, NJ Died: 17-Mar-1965 Location of death: Stockton, CA Cause of death: Natural Causes  Buried, Park View Cemetery, Manteca, CA Ethnicity: White  Occupation:Football  Nationality: United States Executive summary: Mr. Football
  • Amos Alonzo "Lonnie" Stagg had a 71-year career as a football coach, and co-founded what is now the Big Ten athletic conference, the American Football Coaches Association, and the Football Rules Committee. During his long tenure at the University of Chicago, he coached the school's baseball, basketball, and track and field teams, in addition to his favorite sport, football.
  • He played end on Yale's football team, and was named to Walter Camp’s inaugural All-America team in 1886. He was also a stand-out pitcher for Yale, and he was offered a professional contract by baseball's New York Giants, but refused on principle, because he believed that amateur athletics was more honorable than professional sports. Later, he attended the YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) at the same time that James Naismithwas inventing basketball there, and Naismith played center on the school football team coached by Stagg. On 11 March 1892 Stagg played in the first public exhibition of Naismith's new game, scoring the only basket for the faculty team as they lost to the school's student team, 5-1. On 18 January 1896, his University of Chicago team played the University of Iowa in the first college basketball game with five players per team (a suggestion Stagg had made to Naismith).
  • He was the first person double-inducted -- as player, and as coach -- into the College Football Hall of Fame, and he was also a charter inductee in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. While coaching baseball, Stagg was credited with inventing the first batting cage. He is the namesake of the annual American football championship game for small colleges, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, and of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, given annually to "the individual, group or institution whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football." As a collegiate football coach his teams won twelve league championships and two national championships, and his record was 314 wins, 199 losses, and 35 ties. He played himself in the movie Knute Rockne All American with Pat O'Brien and Ronald Reagan. He was 98 when he retired from coaching, and 102 when he died in his sleep at a California nursing home in 1965.  Father: Amos Lindsley Stagg (cobbler - hay cutter) Mother: Eunice Pierson Stagg Wife: Stella Robertson Stagg (b. 1875, m. 10-Sep-1894, d. 1964) Son: Amos Alonzo Stagg, Jr. (football coach) Son: Paul Stagg (football coach) Daughter: Ruth Stagg Lauren

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Most Common Staggs First Names

According to our database of 4,791 people with the last name Staggs that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • James 3.2%
  • William 2.4%
  • John 2.3%
  • Mary 1.6%
  • Robert 1.5%
  • Charles 1.4%
  • George 0.8%
  • J 0.7%
  • Arthur 0.7%
  • Thomas 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Joseph 0.5%
  • Roy 0.5%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Raymond 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Michael 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Jerry 0.5%
  • Joe 0.5%
  • Edward 0.5%
  • Richard 0.5%
  • Fred 0.5%
  • Marvin 0.5%
  • Floyd 0.4%
  • Helen 0.4%
  • Gladys 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Willie 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Henry 0.4%
  • Ruby 0.4%
  • Thelma 0.4%
  • Martha 0.4%
  • R 0.4%
  • Bobby 0.3%
  • Hazel 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Donald 0.3%
  • Curtis 0.3%
  • Harold 0.3%
  • W 0.3%
  • Grace 0.3%
  • Elizabeth 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Ronald 0.3%

Staggs Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Many persons with the surname Staggs can tell you that they have been called everything from Stag to Skaggs to Stays and this is how, though time, spelling variations came into being.

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