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This unusual name is of Scottish origin and sometimes Northern Irish, it is a nickname or a byname for a small person, derived from the gaelic word "beag" meaning "little", "small of stature" and obviously descriptive of the original bearer or bearers. One "Malise Beg" is recorded as a burgess of Stirling before 1300 and "John Beg" was one of the workmen employed in the construction of Cardross Castle in 1329. Other old forms of the name are "Bege" (1574) and "Beige" (1600). There are a number of variants of the modern surname, "Begg" and "Bigg", the patronymics i.e., "son of Begg", "Beggs" and "Biggs" and the Irish forms "Beggan" and "Beggin".

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