Thursday, 11 April 2013

A-Z Challenge 2013: J is for Jagger

Many many people know of the famous rock star with 'Jagger' in his name, but only a little research shows the origin of this surname.  However, there are a couple of  variations:

1) A jagger was a peddler; the 'jag' referred to the pack on his back.

2) A jagger was a man who led packhorses; the 'jag' was the pack that the horse could carry on its back (probably coal).

And by the way: Joseph Jagger, the mill engineer, was the origin of the song "The Man Who Broke The Bank at Monte Carlo"...


  1. I have never heard of this before and my first reaction was to thank of Mr Jaggers in "Great Expectations". Thank you for the lesson.

  2. Interesting what this A-Z Challenge brings forward, isn't it? :o)



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